As part of the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership’s BIG programme, Dorset County Council will be making improvements to the Chapel Gate Roundabout.
The £1.5m work is currently programmed to start on 3 July 2017 and will take four to five months to complete.
The improved roundabout design will help to relieve congestion on the B3073 to/from Hurn and Parley, and includes:
- A new dedicated left turn filter for westbound traffic from Hurn
- An additional lane providing eastbound traffic better access to Aviation Business Park
- A new cycleway and footway links into Aviation Business Park
The 40mph speed limit at the current roundabout will also be extended east so that it includes the length of the new dedicated left turn filter.
We’ll be able to complete most of the work ‘offline’ – without interfering with the flow of traffic – and we’ll try to complete the most disruptive work, when temporary lights are needed, off-peak.
We may need some night closures at the end of the scheme when we come to resurface the area. For the latest news and updates, follow the BIG project blog
Unfortunately, the full benefits of this scheme won’t be noticed until planned improvements have been completed at Parley Cross as part of the on going BIG Programme.
There will be a drop in clinic on Monday 26th June at Dorset County Council’s office at Aviation Business Park from 11.45, if you require further information.