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Skanska to build controversial Weymouth relief road

Dorset County Council has awarded Skanska a £40M Early Contractor Involvement contract to design and build the A354 Weymouth Relief Road.
Government funding for the scheme was agreed in July last year, but planning permission has yet to be obtained and the Countryside Agency remains staunchly opposed.Skanska and its design partner Owen Williams have been brought on board to help the council take the scheme through the planning process.If planning is secured work could begin on site early in 2008 with completion scheduled for 2011. Government funding was granted after it recevied assurances that the scheme would be ready for the 2012 Olympics, when Weymouth will host the sailing events.

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