THE A31 will be partially closed between Canford Bottom and Bere Regis for two night-time maintenance surveys next week.

Highways engineers will close the road between the A35 at Bere Regis and the A350 Roundhouse roundabout between 10pm and 5am on Monday night, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Between the same times on Thursday night they will then close the A31 between the B3072 Canford Bottom and the A349 Merley roundabout. Diversions will be in place.

Highways Agency Project Sponsor Guy Watts said: “We will be using specialist on-vehicle technology to allow us to assess the condition of the road and plan future maintenance work that will ensure that journeys remain safe.”