Following concerns from the bus companies, Dorset County Council has met with them to look at improvements that can be carried out at the Bincombe junction. As a result of these meetings we have agreed to carry out some minor alterations to the junction.
The agreed changes will be carried out over the next two weeks. We will then meet with the companies again to see if they are satisfied with the junction.
While these works and further discussions are taking place the Dorchester Road shuttle service will continue to operate.
The junction has been designed in accordance with national highway standards and has been independently safety audited to ensure that it is safe to use by all motorists.
We have received a few comments asking why we have not provided an acceleration lane at this junction. An acceleration lane has not been provided at the junction as it would not meet with national highway design standards. This is because there is a risk of merging vehicles forcing other vehicles into the path of oncoming traffic. The existing give-way layout means that a vehicle has to wait for a safe gap to pull out.