“There will be an overnight road closure from 8pm Monday 4 January to 6am Tuesday 5 January, during this time we hope to set up the new road layout and works area. This will include closing the small section of the Ashley Heath Roundabout, and the new temporary speed limits on the A31 westbound will come into affect.

This means that from Monday night the Ashley Heath Roundabout diversion will be in place, and from Tuesday morning the A338 will have a contraflow on the northern end of the northbound carriageway.

We have provisionally booked a second road closure for Tuesday night – but this will only be needed if bad weather prevents us from setting out all the traffic management.

We’re asking for drivers to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys, especially in the first few days. It normally takes a week or so for traffic to settle down as drivers find alternative routes and change their travel patterns to avoid the additional congestion.”

For further information see http://www.dorsetforyou.com/bournemouth-spur-road