A31 Ringwood road wideningRecently updated

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:  £25 million
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
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What impact will this have on my journey?

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Progress report

We are currently conducting a range of surveys to give us information about traffic volumes and the local environment. This information will help us explore different design options that would meet the aims we have for the scheme. We are beginning discussions with the local authority and relevant stakeholders so we can take into account their views.

What next?

Once we’ve worked up viable options, we’ll tell you about them and ask for your opinion. We hope to do this in spring 2017. You can sign up for our email alerts to stay informed.

Timeline

Date Event
Spring 2017 Have your say
March 2020 Start construction

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

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2017 to 06:00 on 25 January 2017. Location : The A31 westbound between the M27 and the junction with the A338 South. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : from 08:55 on 20 January 2017 to 23:59 on 23 January 2017. Location : The A31 westbound between the junctions with the A338 South and the A348 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2017 to 06:00 on 25 January 2017. Location : The A31 westbound between the M27 and the junction with the A338 North. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm

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