Road closure plans ahead of Ironman and Tankfest this weekend


A NUMBER of road closures and detours will be in place ahead of two festivals taking place on the same weekend in Dorset

The Ironman bike course and Tankfest festivals are set to take place in Weymouth and Bovington on Sunday 19 September respectively and the Dorset Council has urged visitors to plan their routes ‘carefully’.

The authority said: “If you are heading to the Tank Museum for TANKFEST on Sunday and traveling from West Wool, please plan your route carefully.

“There are road closures in place for the IRONMAN Weymouth bike course throughout the morning and at lunchtime.”

Road closures in place prior to the Ironman and Tankfest festivals. Photo: Dorset Police

The main roads A37, A356, A35, A354 and Rye Hill / Tout Hill remain open, as does the A352 between Sherborne and Dorchester.

The A352 from Dorchester at the Warmwell Cross roundabout has certain restrictions.

Some road closures will be in place as early as 4 a.m., and all remaining road closures are expected to be lifted around 2 p.m.

Which roads are closed and when?

  • B3143 closed from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Gales Hill closed from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Westleaze closed from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • A352 closed from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Chalky Road closed from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Littlemoor Road closed eastbound 6.30am-1.45pm
  • B3155 closed from 6.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • B3155 (Greenhill) closed from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • A353 closed 6.30am – 10.15am
  • B3390 closed from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Warmwell Road closed from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Redbridge Road closed from 7 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • Pallington Lakes Road and Ilsington Road closed from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Rhododendron mile and Two Droves closed from 7:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

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