What we bring to DorsetDorset Highways manages over 2,400 miles of roads, as well as being responsible for everything associated with the highways which includes things like bridges, cycleways, footpaths, street lighting, road signs, traffic lights and speed limits. Our team has many responsibilities but some of these are to improve road safety, implement highway improvements, facilitating new developments, and support all our customer needs.
We are focused on delivering improvements schemes that make it easier for residents, visitors, and business to access and enjoy Dorset. One of those developments is the changes to Custom House Quay in Weymouth which has transformed the area and stimulated the economy. Further to this, works in south east Dorset have helped enable sustainable travel choices, with people feeling they can now walk or cycle in a safe environment.
Mike Mackrell - Construction ChargehandIn the clip he shares his story about how different each day of his role can be with the variety of locations and scenery. He talks about the sense of achievement he has when he is involved in a piece of construction that can make a difference to people’s lives and improve the county for our residents.
What we are proud of
Emergency defects made safe within 32 hours
External revenue generated
Carbon saved in our surfacing schemes
4.2kg per tonne
Maintenance jobs completed
Highway Improvement schemes delivered
Staff currently completing an apprenticeship