2,500 tonnes of tarmac, 272 lorry loads and 54 hours – work on the Bakers Arms roundabout is now complete. (From Bournemouth Echo)
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2,500 tonnes of tarmac, 272 lorry loads and 54 hours – work on the Bakers Arms roundabout is now complete.
DRIVERS can breathe a sigh of relief as the Bakers Arms roundabout has reopened following a weekend closure for repairs.
Dorset County Council closed the busy roundabout on the A35 at 7pm on Friday for resurfacing and reopened it at 1am on Monday, ahead of schedule.
The work completed involved the removal of 2,500 tonnes of old road surface material, which will be recycled, 136 lorry loads of old material taken away, and 136 lorry loads of new material bought in.
The closure of the roundabout also allowed for Wessex Water to fix a burst water main on the A351 under the same closure and SSE serviced all the street lights in the area over the weekend.
New road sensors were also installed to count vehicles through the junction and repairs were made to the crash barriers on the A35.
Verges and trees were also cut back and fencing adjacent to the highway replaced.
Junction markings were refreshed and improved and a direction sign was replaced with a new one.
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