A NEW road layout will be in operation at the B3073 Blackwater West Junction of the Bournemouth Spur Road from this weekend.

The new layout will be in operation from 6am on Saturday, February 29.

A BCP Council spokesman said: "The recent works will enable us to open the new and more efficient northbound on slip to the A338.

"Further works are still required on the slip, which will be fully completed during the final phase of works.

"Road users travelling on the B3073, from either the Hurn or Christchurch direction, will need to take a new exit to join the A338 northbound towards Ashley Heath and Ringwood.

"The exit will be clearly signed, and temporary traffic lights will be in operation.

"We encourage you to plan ahead and be mindful when approaching the junction."

Work on the B3073 Blackwater West Junction improvements started in July 2019.

BCP Council says the scheme is currently running on schedule for completion in Spring 2020.