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C13 Dinah's Hollow, Melbury Abbas

Dinah's Hollow

Dorset County Council has been working with local communities to agree a strategy for stabilising the slopes, maintaining the hollow and keeping the road open to all users.

View a map of Dinah's Hollow

An advisory, voluntary one-way system for HGVs was implemented in 2016 to reduce the possibility of two HGVs passing on some of the narrow parts of both the A350 and C13. 

Dorset Highways has received £2,492,000 from the Governments National Productivity Investment Fund, which will be used to carry out structural maintenance and improvements along these two roads. This will provide a medium-term solution for the A350 and C13, which provide the vital north-south route into Poole.

Dorset County Council is also continuing to work with neighbouring counties to investigate the possibility of building better transport links from Poole and Portland ports up to the M4 motorway - with the aim that by working with Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset councils to look at the whole route, and whether the considerable investment needed will bring economic growth and development to the region, will help to attract funding from the Government's growth deal three.

Cross section of the current situation at Dinah's Hollow

C13 cross section

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