Work is set to begin on 1 March on Phase 2 of the highway improvement works in West Street, in advance of the Highways England scheme to widen the A31 westbound carriageway.

Work will begin with the permanent closure of the West Street junction with the A31 with signage; new kerbing; and planting, and will include widening and improvements to the footway between Market Place and The Fish Inn; installing ducting for diversion of the electricity main; and resurfacing of the road bridges.

Work is expected to take approximately 5 months and will be complete by 31 July 2021.

At the same time, the direction of traffic flow in Meeting House Lane (between The Furlong and Market Place) will be reversed.

Traffic will no longer be able to drive down to Market Place from The Furlong, and instead will be able to exit Market Place via this one-way route.

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Also See: Location Plan