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Overnight resurfacing along A35 Commercial Road to begin next week

From next week the A35 Commercial Road, a main route for people travelling between Bournemouth and Poole, will receive the first part of a major upgrade.

On Monday 28 March, BCP Council will begin essential overnight resurfacing works from Poole Civic Centre gyratory, up to and including the Church Road traffic light junction at Ashley Cross.

The resurfacing work is as part of the BCP Council annual highway maintenance programme and will take approximately 4 weeks to complete. The road will be open as usual during the day and letters have already been issued to residents and businesses informing them of the upcoming works programme.

The resurfacing will be carried out during a series of overnight road closures between 7pm and 6am. This includes:

- 28 March to 1 April (4 nights)

- 4 April to 7 April (3 nights)

- 11 April to 14 April (3 nights)

- 19 April to 23 April (4 nights)

Councillor Mike Greene, BCP Council’s Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability, comments:

“It’s clear this section of road is reaching the end of its serviceable lifespan and we need to take steps to make this much-used and major route safe for the future. The resurfacing will prevent damage to vehicles, make journeys smoother and improve the overall appearance of the road for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors.

“Due to the importance of this route, and to minimise the impact on local businesses, we will be working at night and avoiding weekends for the main works.”

Drivers are advised to allow extra time for journeys during this time, follow the in-place diversions and use alternative routes.