THE diversion in place for when a Wimborne road closes for five nights later this month has changed.

Leigh Road will close in both directions for five nights on April 26 for improvement works as part of the transforming cities fund (TCF).

And a spokesperson for BCP Council, responsible for TCF said the diversion had changed.

They said: “Due to resurfacing work being undertaken by Highways England on the A31 between the Merley Roundabout and Roundhouse Roundabout, the published diversion route for the Leigh Road overnight closures’ has been changed.

“Leigh Road, Wimborne will be closed overnight between Parmiter Drive and Gordon Road from the evening of April 26 to the morning of May 1. The overnight closures will be from 8pm in the evening until 6am the following morning.

“During the night-time closures a diversion route will be in place from Canford Bottom Roundabout, via Canford Bottom, Middlehill Road, Wimborne Road and Rowlands Hill.

“The closures are part of the improvement works currently underway on Leigh Road and Wimborne Road West in Wimborne and Colehill. It is necessary for the safe installation of the traffic control systems, new parallel crossing and new layout at the Brook Road Junction.

“Any residents needing special consideration for deliveries or mobility should contact the dedicated TCF Dorset Direct hotline on 01305 221025 before the closures begin.”