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

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.

Location Date Time
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

What next?

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.

Timeline

Date Event
June/July 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

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The A31 westbound. Reason : Road Marking Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:26 pm
Location : The A31 westbound. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:25 on 20 July 2017 to 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:25 pm
Location : The A31 eastbound between the junctions with the A341 and the A348 . Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 26 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A31 eastbound between the junctions with the A338 North and the M27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 July 2017 to 06:00 on 22 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A31 westbound between the junctions with the A348 and the A341 . Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 26 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A31 eastbound between the junctions with the A338 North and the M27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 July 2017 to 06:00 on 22 July 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 8 August 2017 to 06:00 on 9 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 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 21:00 on 21 July 2017 to 06:00 on 22 July 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 8 August 2017 to 06:00 on 9 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A31 eastbound between the junctions with the A338 North and the M27 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 00:00 on 25 July 2017 to 23:59 on 28 July 2017.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm

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