We want your views about our plans to improve the A31 at Ringwood. Find out more in our scheme brochure and read about our option, its benefits and the improvements to be delivered.
You can tell us your views until Friday 4 August 2017 by completing our online form.
Have your say on our consultation page
We are holding two local events to give you a chance to meet the team and ask us questions. Come down to see us, get more information about the scheme, and ask any questions you have about the proposal.
|Ringwood Town Council, Ringwood Gateway, The Furlong, Ringwood, BH24 1AT||Friday 30 June||3pm to 8pm|
|Ringwood Town Council, Ringwood Gateway, The Furlong, Ringwood, BH24 1AT||Saturday 1 July||10am to 4pm|
If you would rather not respond online, you can pick up a hard copy of the questionnaire from one of the events or from one of the these locations:
- Ringwood Town Council office
- New Forest District Council office
- Ringwood Library
- Ringwood Health and Leisure Centre
- Motorway Service Area at Picket Post
You can send your completed questionnaire back to us via the following Freepost address: FREEPOST A31 Ringwood
We will consider and summarise views and comments received during the consultation in our Public Consultation Report. Following an announcement of our results, we will develop detailed design proposals for the scheme. This will include surveys and investigations to allow us to design the scheme in more detail.
|June/July 2017||Have your say|
|March 2020||Start construction|
Why we need this schemeThe A31 is an important route between Bournemouth and the Southern Coast. It experiences delays at peak times. This is caused by a high volume of traffic and by the number of junctions that are close together. The route also experiences heavy seasonal congestion during the summer months, particularly during the August Bank Holiday weekend.
AimsThis scheme will:
- increase capacity for local traffic using the A31 to cross the River Avon, meaning fewer delays and more reliable journeys
- provide improvements for pedestrians
- improve safety at the junction of West Street with the A31
- provide the infrastructure to support growth plans, employment opportunities and housing
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