A mile-long stretch of road in Dorset town will be closed for three days


A ROAD in Gillingham will be closed for three days for road works.

A one-mile stretch of Bay Road, between the junctions of Shaftesbury Road and outside Stirling View, will be closed in both directions between Wednesday June 14 and Friday June 16.

A public notice indicates that the maintenance consists of installing a new LV cable for a new property and a road closure is necessary for the work to proceed safely.

It reads: “This notice will allow Scottish and Southern Power Distribution to install an LV cable to supply electricity to a new property. ”

During the road closure, a 7.9 mile detour route will be signposted that will lead motorists around the town and Blackmore Vale.

To get around the closed road, motorists must head southeast for 1.3 miles before turning right and following the road for less than a mile, then turning right onto The Street.

Bay Road, Gillingham, will close for three days to allow SSEN to carry out work in the area. Photo: Google / Dorset Travel

From there, drivers will turn right onto Motcombe Road, follow the road and then turn right onto the B3081.

Motorists should take the second exit onto Shaftesbury Road / B3081 at the roundabout to continue to follow B3081 and use the second exit onto Le Neubourg Way / B3081 at the next roundabout.

Drivers will continue to follow Le Neubourg Way for less than a mile and take the second exit onto Queen Street at the roundabout. Motorists will then turn left onto Bay Road.

Dorset Council warns that anyone breaking the road closure could be fined or fined up to £ 1,000.

Anyone with concerns or wishing to discuss any issues regarding roadworks can contact Dorset Council online via http://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/roadworks/enquiries


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