Copythorne Parish Council

Road Marking Renewal

A31 Hampshire & Dorset – Road Marking Renewal

Kier Highways, on behalf of Highways England, will be renewing the road markings along the A31 east and westbound carriageways to ensure road user’s safety.  It is not expected that these works will generate excessive noise, however we would like to apologise in advance for any disturbance caused during the works.

Traffic Management

In order to carry out the work as efficiently and safely as possible, we’ll need to fully close the following sections of the A31 overnight (between 10pm and 6am):

DatesClosure
Monday 17 July for 3 nights*East and Westbound – Merley Roundabout to Sturminster Marshall (A350 Roundhouse Roundabout)
Monday 24 July for 5 nights*Closure of the central area at the Canford Bottom junction
Wednesday 2 August for 3 nights*Westbound – M27 junction 2 to the A338 Ashley Heath Roundabout
Monday 7 August for 3 nights*Eastbound – A338 Ashley Heath Roundabout to the M27 junction 2
Friday 11 and Monday 14 August*Eastbound – Palmersford Roundabout to the A338 Ashley Heath Roundabout
Wednesday 16 and Friday 18 August*Westbound – A338 Ashley Heath Roundabout to the Palmersford Roundabout

Confirmed dates for the closures will be displayed in advance on signs along the A31.

*Please be aware that these works have been carefully programmed but are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances

During the closures the following clearly signed diversions will be in place:

ClosureDiversion
Merley Roundabout to Sturminster MarshallSouth on the A341 and A349 Gravel Hill towards Poole, then along the A350 and north along Poole Road
M27 junction 2 to the A338 Ashley Heath RoundaboutSouth on the A326, then west along the A35 via Lyndhurst to Christchurch, then north on the A338
A338 Ashley Heath Roundabout to the M27 junction 2South on the A338 towards Bournemouth, east along the A35 from Christchurch to Totton, then north on the A326
Palmersford Roundabout to the A338 Ashley Heath RoundaboutWest along the A347 Ringwood Road, south along New Road, east along the B3073 past Bournemouth Airport, then north along the A338
A338 Ashley Heath Roundabout to the Palmersford RoundaboutSouth down the A338 to Hurn, west along the B3073 past Bournemouth Airport, north along New Road, then east on A427 Ringwood Road

If you have any questions or if you’d like to know about the work please contact Highways England’s customer control centre: