A31 Ringwood road widening

Widening the A31 to 3 lanes at Ringwood, between the A31 junction for Ringwood town centre, the B3347 Mansfield Road and the B3081 Verwood Underpass.

Region:  South East
Start date:  March 2020
Cost:  £12 to 13.5 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

Our consultation ended on 04 August 2017. Thank you for all your comments and responses during the consultation. All views and comments will now be considered and summarised in our Public Consultation Report.

What next?

We will:

  • make sure potential impacts on the community and environment have been fully considered
  • produce more detailed designs for the scheme ensuring the final scheme design considers all relevant responses where applicable
  • ensure the final environmental assessment takes into account impacts and mitigation measures you have told us about
  • record how we have considered feedback to develop the scheme further within our Public Consultation Report

Timeline

Date Event
23 June 2017 to 04 August 2017 Have your say
October 2017 Preferred Route Announcement
March 2020 Start of works
2021 Open to traffic

Why we need this scheme

The 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.

Aims

This 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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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A31 westbound exit slip to the A338 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 September 2017 to 06:00 on 27 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The A31 eastbound between the junctions with the A341 and the A348 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 September 2017 to 06:00 on 27 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The A31 westbound between the junctions with the A348 and the A341 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 September 2017 to 06:00 on 26 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm

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