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Hurn Roundabout improvement scheme

Hurn Roundabout is set to be rebuilt as part of the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership's BIG programme.

Plans to replace the roundabout with a new, bigger roundabout to the east of the existing site have changed due to land acquisition issues.

smaller, revised scheme - entirely within the area of the existing road - has been designed and is due to start construction on 29 May 2018, and last for 17 weeks to the end of September.

It is acknowledged that this scheme will not deliver the same level of improvement in traffic flow and journey times as the original scheme.

Currently there is significant queuing along the B3073 and this revised scheme is intended to improve the traffic flows at the roundabout at peak times. It will:

  • improve vehicle movements around the roundabout, especially HGVs, which will help keep traffic flowing through the junction
  • improve walking and cycling links in the area
  • improve bridge for horse riders

The work will include footway widening and the installation of dropped kerbs to improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians.

Essential bridge maintenance, to replace the bridge decking and parapets of the footbridge over the Moors River, will also be carried out at the same time.

Work will be off-peak - 9.30am to 3.30pm - with a mix of traffic management, including stop/go and narrowed lane widths in order to maintain traffic flows. There will be occasions when temporary three-way lights and night closures are needed.

The scheme is will cost around £900k and is funded by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership and Dorset County Council.

Improvements to the B3073 corridor are required to achieve the objectives of the  BIG programme, which aim to provide economic growth and new housing.

Stay up to date with the works by following the BIG road schemes project blog.

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