We have recently had the following correspondence from Dorset Highways with regards to potential surfacing works happening at the end of June. We will be sure to keep you updated on progress, as we receive it.
“Following the Government’s guidance for construction activity – that it should continue where it fits with both the current Public Health England requirements and in accordance with industry safety guidance – Dorset Council is restarting a programme of carefully selected surfacing works.
The revised list of surfacing sites is made up of roads that are in a deteriorating condition and are essential to help keep life-saving medicine, equipment, supplies and key workers travelling safely across the county.
Additional safety measures are also being taken to ensure the health and safety of workers in these unprecedented times.
We are working closely with other highway authorities across the south west and with industry bodies to share knowledge of new ways of working.
As you can appreciate this is a rapidly developing situation, so we are doing our best to keep Dorset’s businesses and residents up to date as this work progresses. The latest information on all planned road works can be found at www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/roadworks
To enable us to carry out maintenance work, we plan to close B3163 Whitcombe Road/ Hooke Junction, Beaminster between 25th June 2020 and 30th June 2020. The road will be closed daily between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30 but it will be open overnight.
We will be repairing sections of road within the area marked in green indicated on the map. The diversion route is marked in blue. National regulations state
that we have to divert traffic onto the same classification of road as the one we have closed. These works are being carried out by a contractor on behalf of Dorset Council.
In the current financial climate, the highways service has had to focus it budget on targeting the most damaged sections of road and areas with safety issues. We will contact you again nearer the time to confirm the dates of the work and the closure needed.”
If you have any enquiries or concerns, you can contact the team directly here.