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Stage 2 works - January 2018

Upton stage 1 finished

We'll be starting our second phase of bridge protection work on the Upton Bypass on Sunday 14 January.

During Sunday night we'll be setting out the traffic management for the work - closing off the westbound and eastbound 'slow' lanes.

There will be a 30mph speed limit through the works area and a 50mph speed limit leading into the works area, both on the approach from Poole and from the Bakers Arms Roundabout. These speed restrictions will be monitored by Dorset Safety Camera Partnership.

During our work last year, there was roughly 20 minutes extra journey time at rush hour. Please allow extra time for your journey. Pease also allow other drivers to merge in turn - particularly those joining the A35 from the A350.

The work will take around 14 weeks and includes building:

  • A350 bridge westbound verge pier protection
  • A350 bridge eastbound verge pier protection
  • Brickworks Bridge westbound verge pier protection
  • Brickworks Bridge eastbound verge pier protection

We'll also be making improvements to the A35 westbound drainage, replacing some A350 bridge edge plinths and resurfacing the A35 Upton Bypass under the A350 bridges at the end of the job.

Resurfacing dates

We've currently booked night time road closures for the resurfacing between 7pm and 6am from Monday 19 March to Friday 23 March.

Hitting these dates will depend on good weather, we will keep you updated as the scheme progresses.

Wessex Water pipe access

Our new concrete barrier will prevent Wessex Water from accessing a water main that runs parallel to the eastbound A35. To ensure continued access to the pipe for maintenance we will be creating an access ramp off the eastbound A350 off-slip for water company vehicles.



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