A31 TRUNK ROAD AND M27 MOTORWAY - BERE REGIS - M27 JUNCTION 2 TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONSNotice ID: MFN0599659
A31 TRUNK ROAD AND M27 MOTORWAY - BERE REGIS - M27 JUNCTION 2 TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS
Notice is hereby given that Highways England Company Limited intends to make an Order on the A31 Trunk Road and M27 Motorway in the Counties of Hampshire and Dorset, and Unitary Authority of Bournemouth, under Section 14(1 )(a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 because works are proposed to be executed on the road. The effect of the Order would be to authorise:-
1) the phased overnight closure of;
a) (sections of) both carriageways of the A31 and M27 between Bere Regis roundabout (A35) and M27 Junction 2 (A36);
b) both carriageways of the A347 (Ringwood Road) between Trickett's Cross Roundabout and Palmersford Roundabout (by agreement with Dorset Council);
and as appropriate when the associated sections of the above are closed:
c) all of the slip and link roads leading to and from the above carriageways;
d) all of the roundabouts intersecting the carriageways described in a) above;
e) all of the side roads at junction with the above carriageways; and
f) all of the bus stops adjacent to the above carriageways and slip roads; and
2) the 24-hour closure of all of the lay-bys adjacent to the above carriageways and slip roads when they are under night-time closure.
These measures would be in the interests of road safety while contractors undertake carriageway resurfacing, road-marking and stud replacement, street lighting, associated works and maintenance. It is expected that the work would last for approximately 7 months starting on or after Tuesday 6th April 2021. The overnight closures would take place between 21:00 and 06:00 (maximum period). Details of phases would be listed on the Highways England website. The Order would come into force on 4 April 2021 and have a maximum duration of eighteen months, ceasing when all the works are complete. Traffic affected by the carriageway and slip closures would be diverted using other junctions on the A31 and M27, and by using, appropriate to area, the A35, A36, A326, A337, A338, A341, A347, A348, A349, A350, A3060, B3073, B3074, B3347, Wimborne Road, Brog Street, Merley Park Road, Wareham Road, Lockyers Road, Wimborne Road East and West, Cobham Road (Ferndown/Stapehill), Pinehurst, Station Road, Broadstone Way, Hole Bay Avenue, and Cabot Way. The diversion in operation would vary according to the closure in force. Vehicles requiring access to properties accessible only from the A31 or its slip roads would be permitted under works escort, as would A347 traffic, and traffic wishing to cross, but not enter, the A31 at Lake Gates Roundabout (B3078).
The temporary closures and diversion routes would be clearly indicated by traffic signs when they are in operation during the works period.
J Downham, an Official of Highways England Co. Ltd. Ref: HE/SE/2021/A31/59
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