BREAKING NEWS: Blandford Road re-opens to northbound traffic

THERE was relief for drivers on Sunday evening when Poole's Blandford Road re-opened to northbound traffic.

Emergency sewer repairs near Turlin Moor had left a stretch of the road closed since Thursday.

The work had combined with roadworks on the Upton Bypass to make travelling a misery for residents commuters through Hamworthy.

But Wessex Water said the road remained closed southbound for water supply work.

A statement from the company said: "Blandford Road, Poole, has this evening (Sunday) re-opened northbound following emergency sewer repairs.

"Wessex Water worked throughout the weekend and during the night to carry out the work.

"The road remains closed southbound for the ongoing water supply work."

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9:58pm Sun 11 Nov 12

cooperman1 says...

Wessex Water seem to dig up this section of road frequently, is this going to be the final fling or will this inconvenience continue in future years.
Years ago when 'emergency repairs' were undertaken the contractor would work seven days a week, day and night to reduce the inconvenience to the tax payer/voter. This could be done by Wessex Water and the works on the Upton Bypass, why is this not the case?
Obviously the two operations occuring at the same time was overlooked by both Poole Borough and the Highways Authority because having worked in other County Authorities myself I know that they have proceedures to prevent this from occuring, so either this was a deliberate decision or an incompetance. Now a days it is fashionable for authorities to deny any such incompetance which I personally find even more insulting. In this case, however, they have shown us that they concider that we should accept that this mayhem is acceptable which is it not.
Now obviously the local M.P. clearly has no handle on the situation (too busy with the free lunches) so any challenging M.P. take note, if you want my vote tell me that your going to be the one that will ensure this wont happen in the future and I may get off my backside and vote for you.
Wessex Water seem to dig up this section of road frequently, is this going to be the final fling or will this inconvenience continue in future years. Years ago when 'emergency repairs' were undertaken the contractor would work seven days a week, day and night to reduce the inconvenience to the tax payer/voter. This could be done by Wessex Water and the works on the Upton Bypass, why is this not the case? Obviously the two operations occuring at the same time was overlooked by both Poole Borough and the Highways Authority because having worked in other County Authorities myself I know that they have proceedures to prevent this from occuring, so either this was a deliberate decision or an incompetance. Now a days it is fashionable for authorities to deny any such incompetance which I personally find even more insulting. In this case, however, they have shown us that they concider that we should accept that this mayhem is acceptable which is it not. Now obviously the local M.P. clearly has no handle on the situation (too busy with the free lunches) so any challenging M.P. take note, if you want my vote tell me that your going to be the one that will ensure this wont happen in the future and I may get off my backside and vote for you. cooperman1

10:02pm Sun 11 Nov 12

benjamin says...

Although the Blandford Road has re-opened northbound, I fail to see why it still has to remain one way before the railway bridges. Surely we should be allowed to access Lidl and Turlin Moor using the road in both directions? All the workings are after the Turlin Moor Junction.
Although the Blandford Road has re-opened northbound, I fail to see why it still has to remain one way before the railway bridges. Surely we should be allowed to access Lidl and Turlin Moor using the road in both directions? All the workings are after the Turlin Moor Junction. benjamin

10:56pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Reader Echo says...

cooperman1,

Unfortunately Poole Council, Dorset Council and the Highways Agency are inept at basic project management principles. With regards to coordinating major works at different times, well that just will not happen as they do not communicate with one another.

Furthermore Wessex Water are a private company that is loyal only to profit and EU/Government targets. They are not interested in any inconveniences suffered by thousands of motorists and losses to any other businesses in the area.

With regards to MP’s sorting it out, well they won’t. They have been elected and do not care, just like the clowns in power at the moment.
cooperman1, Unfortunately Poole Council, Dorset Council and the Highways Agency are inept at basic project management principles. With regards to coordinating major works at different times, well that just will not happen as they do not communicate with one another. Furthermore Wessex Water are a private company that is loyal only to profit and EU/Government targets. They are not interested in any inconveniences suffered by thousands of motorists and losses to any other businesses in the area. With regards to MP’s sorting it out, well they won’t. They have been elected and do not care, just like the clowns in power at the moment. Reader Echo

5:36am Mon 12 Nov 12

hamworthygirl says...

benjamin wrote:
Although the Blandford Road has re-opened northbound, I fail to see why it still has to remain one way before the railway bridges. Surely we should be allowed to access Lidl and Turlin Moor using the road in both directions? All the workings are after the Turlin Moor Junction.
Totally agree
[quote][p][bold]benjamin[/bold] wrote: Although the Blandford Road has re-opened northbound, I fail to see why it still has to remain one way before the railway bridges. Surely we should be allowed to access Lidl and Turlin Moor using the road in both directions? All the workings are after the Turlin Moor Junction.[/p][/quote]Totally agree hamworthygirl

8:56am Mon 12 Nov 12

slymo cherrie says...

surely we should be allowed to access Lidl and Turley's Moor

sounds awful you know

each to his own.
surely we should be allowed to access Lidl and Turley's Moor sounds awful you know each to his own. slymo cherrie

9:11am Mon 12 Nov 12

live-and-let-live says...

why do the people of turlin moor put up with this? its an intolerable situation.
why do the people of turlin moor put up with this? its an intolerable situation. live-and-let-live

12:24pm Mon 12 Nov 12

portia6 says...

Well if there was a through road from
Border Rd instead of being cut off as
the estate Turlin Moor, is folk could
access their homes easier but then
who wants to make life easier for the
residents who have to live there?
Well if there was a through road from Border Rd instead of being cut off as the estate Turlin Moor, is folk could access their homes easier but then who wants to make life easier for the residents who have to live there? portia6

12:52pm Mon 12 Nov 12

portia6 says...

Sorry apostrophe should be after 'is'.
Sorry apostrophe should be after 'is'. portia6

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