Dorset News, Latest News | Posted: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 12:48 pm | return to news

Repairs being carried out on Dorset’s roads

Now that more businesses are re-opening and there is more traffic, motorists need to be aware that road works will be taking place on a number of roads in Dorset – and there will be delays.

Those being surface dressed include A354 Sixpenny Handley, Dorchester Road, Weymouth, Station Road, Stalbridge, Rixon Hill, Manston Road, Sturminster Newton and Old Blandford Road, Cann Common.

In addition, there are a number of roads where a layer of new material is to be laid over the top of the existing surface. These include, C2 Horton Road, B3067 Dorchester Road, Lytchett Minster, Bournemouth Road, Charlton Marshall, C14 Duck Street, Child Okeford, Cann Common to White Pitt Lane, B3164 West Street, Broadwindsor, B3163 Broadwindsor Road, B3161 Whitcombe Road / Hooke junction, Beaminster, Chickerell Link Road, Weymouth, Coombe Valley Road, Weymouth and Herringston Road / Higher Came, Dorchester.

The works will seal roads against water damage and restore skid resistance on roads that are in an otherwise good condition.

Road closures will be typically in place from 9.30am to 3.30pm, but drivers should keep an eye out for advance notice boards locally as timings do vary slightly between sites.

Diversion routes will be signposted.

Councillor Ray Bryan, Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment, said, “Please be patient while we carry out these works and be mindful of local roads becoming busier as residents seek out alternative routes.

“When the road reopens, please drive with care and adhere to the temporary 20mph speed limit – this is for your safety and driving at this speed helps the ‘bedding-in’ process on our surface dressing sites.

“We know many drivers and motorcyclists do not like this surface treatment, however, it is successfully used across the country.

“We will continue to use surface treatments based on a road’s individual condition – and the two treatments we’re using this summer both serve their purpose in the maintenance lifecycle of our roads.”

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