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Roadworks shambles: council to remove cones from the A35 but Blandford Road to be closed BOTH ways

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Summary

  • Drivers are reporting total standstill for a second day on the Upton bypass.
  • Wessex Water announce total closure of a section of Blandford Road for five days from 9.30am on Thursday because of collapsed sewer, leaving Turlin Moor and Hamworthy residents stuck going the long way round
  • The A35 has been down to a single lane because of resurfacing and bridge strengthening works although the work is only taking place overnight
  • Dorset County Council are removing the lane closures from the section of the A35 between the A350 and Upton Country Park during rush hour from tomorrow
  • The Sandbanks ferry is also closed for its biennial refit
  • Traffic also backed up on Wessex Way thanks to roadworks on Cooper Dean and Kings Park slip roads
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