Works to start on Dorchester Road


Work is starting next week (26 March) on the first phase of improvements to Dorchester Road after residents backed the amended proposals.

Phase One includes constructing pedestrian islands, landscaping and traffic calming at Upwey/Elwell Street and Manor Roundabout.

Original plans were amended following an earlier consultation last year. Residents gave the new proposals their approval in February; some of their suggestions for minor changes have been incorporated.

Work will start at Upwey/Elwell Street on Monday (26 March) for four to five weeks and will then move to Manor Roundabout at the end of April for approximately five weeks, with completion by 7 June 2012.  Temporary traffic lights will be used during construction.

The remainder of the works between Manor Road and Elwell Street will start after September 2012. Meanwhile plans are still being amended to incorporate residents’ comments.

If you have any comments or questions please contact Dorset Highways:

Phone: 01305 224394




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