PLANS to resurface a pothole-riddled roundabout in Christ-church are under way following weeks of deterioration.

The busy Stony Lane roun-dabout in Christchurch is covered in dents and holes caused by the past few months of bad winter weather.

Such is the state of the road, Dorset County Council says it is planning a complete resurface of the carriageway in the autumn.

Mark Adams, highways technical officer for Dorset County Council, said: “The bad weather over the winter has seen a marked deterioration in the condition of the A35 Stony Lane Roundabout in Christchurch.

“We are planning to carry out resurfacing works in the autumn, and will talk to local councillors, the borough council and the utility companies before agreeing a start date.

“The work should take about a week to complete, and we are looking to carry it out at night to minimise disruption.

“Once this work is finished, we also hope to resurface either the eastbound or westbound part of the dual carriageway between the Stony Lane Roundabout and the Fountain Roundabout in Christchurch town centre.”

The council plans to carry out monthly inspections of the A35 and is urging motorists to report specific problems via its website –

Cllr Nick Geary, pictured right, lead member for transpor-tation at Christchurch council said he was fully behind the proposals for the roundabout, which he believes is in a “dangerous” state.

“I support it 100 per cent, especially with work scheduled for the autumn. It is dangerous for motorcyclists in its current state and I am very, very pleased Dorset County Council is taking the initiative to repair it.”

County councillor for Burton and Grange, David Jones said: “The resurfacing of Stony Lane roundabout is going to benefit everybody and I am pleased the work will be done at night to minimise disruption.”

And Burton Parish Council chairman, Judy Jamieson added: “I am delighted it is being done. I think it is an ideal time to do it in the autumn and I am sure that residents will be very grateful that it is being done during the night.

“It’s great that Dorset County Council have understood the concerns of residents by not closing off roads unnecessarily.”