Dorset Council has made a Notice under Section 14  of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 as amended. All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along the A350, POOLE ROAD, LYTCHETT MATRAVERS (in both directions), from its junction with Old Market Road northwards for a distance of approximately 750 metres. The Notice is needed to comply with health and safety regulations which require the provision of safe working areas and to minimise the likelihood of danger to highway users.
It will come into operation on Friday 17th April 2020 and will remain in force for five days. However, it is anticipated that the works will take place on Friday 17th April 2020 only, between 09.00hrs and 16.00hrs..
This Notice will enable Dorset Council to carry out carriageway maintenance and resurfacing works.
A locally signed diversion route will be put in place, as indicated in blue on the map below.
For further information: about the work being undertaken call Dorset Highways Operations on 01305 228100, concerning this Notice call Dorset Highways Traffic Team on 01305 221020 or email.
In terms of the issue of Coronavirus and social distancing measures, the Council had this to say:
Dorset Council highways construction sites have been closed and programmes of planned repairs paused since Monday 23 March, when social distancing measures were introduced. However, following the Government’s guidance for construction activity – that it should continue where it fits with both the current Public Health England requirements and in accordance with industry safety guidance – Dorset Council, and our private sector partner Hanson Contracting, will be restarting a programme of surfacing works from Wednesday 15 April.