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A351 Corfe Castle road works

The A351 through Corfe Castle will be closed at night for two weeks while resurfacing work is carried out.

The road surface along between the A351 junction with the B3351 to Studland and it's junction with the B3069 to Kingston is in a poor condition and needs to be renewed.

Due to the narrow road and the large vehicles used during the resurfacing the only way to carry out the work is with a road closure and - to minimise disruption to businesses and commuters - the best time is to work at night.

Our programme of work

Our working hours will be between 9pm and 6am each weekday night from Tuesday 25 April to the early hours of Wednesday 10 May.

***On Thursday 4 May our work will start at 10.05pm to ensure voters can access their polling station***

We're planning to carry out the work in the following order, but this may change subject to weather or unexpected site conditions.

  • Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 - removing old road surface and laying 'binder' course from pedestrian crossing in village centre towards Studland turning
  • Thursday 27 and Friday 28 - removing old road surface and laying 'binder' course from Langton Matravers turning towards pedestrian crossing in village centre

The road will be left safe for the Bank Holiday weekend.

  • Tuesday 2 May and Wednesday 3 May - finishing off any remaining road removal and binder course, and starting to lay surface course
  • Thursday 4, Friday 5, Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 - laying surface course starting at Langton Matravers junction and working towards Studland junction

Unfortunately, the work we'll be carrying out is unavoidably noisy, especially the removal of the old road surface.

During construction

  • businesses will be open as usual
  • residents will still be able to access their homes and businesses, there may be some delay in getting access to your property depending on the exact location of our equipment, and to ensure the area is safe to travel through
  • there will be no working during the day
  • there will be no working on Saturday or Sunday nights

Driving through the works area

It is important that you comply with the site speed limit, usually 10mph, and take extra care.

When driving on a temporary road surface please watch out for:

  • workforce and machinery in the road
  • raised ironworks, such as manhole covers and frames
  • ramps where surfacing layers have been laid

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