Please plan ahead as work will resume on the A338 from 7 January 2019.
Overnight road closures will be in place southbound for two nights on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 January 2019 from 8 pm to 6 am as barriers are moved back onto the southbound carriageway.
From 6 am on Monday 7 January there will be one lane southbound, enabling work to continue on the slip road extension Blackwater Bridge and third lane towards Cooper Dean.
Bournemouth charities and voluntary organisations can now sign up to a new BH Coastal Lottery, which encourages people to support local good causes. Lottery tickets will be available to buy online from 29 January, with the chance to win prizes of up to £25,000 for just £1 per week. A percentage of ticket sales will go towards local good causes.
If you are a Bournemouth voluntary organisation or charity and are interested in becoming one of our good causes please email email@example.com
Plans by Bournemouth Development Company LLP for the iconic Winter Gardens site have now been approved. This £150 million scheme is one of the biggest that Bournemouth has ever seen.
It will create more than 350 new homes, nearly 600 car parking spaces, high-quality restaurants along Exeter Road, a new food store, a dedicated family area with a new piazza, and a widened landscaped pedestrian area along Exeter Road.
All four lanes on the A338/Blackwater Junction will be reopened on Saturday 8 December, in time for the Christmas period. The road will be closed southbound Thursday and Friday night between 8pm and 6am, to remove the lane closure. All lanes will then be open from 6am on Saturday 8 December.
Work will still continue on the drainage and widening the embankment southbound up until Friday 21 December, without impacting on traffic.
According to the national THINK! road safety campaign, approximately 5,500 people fail a breath test in the morning each year.
As we approach the festive period and the Christmas party season, we advise you to tell your family, friends and co-workers to remain extra vigilant the morning after.
As we head into the winter season, we would like to remind you of the increased risk of ice on our roadway surfaces. We’re well prepared with plenty of grit in stock and we’ll be carefully monitoring temperatures and ensuring roads are gritted ahead of icy spells. Find out more about when and where we grit.
Keep up to date with when our gritters are out treating the roads by following us on Twitter.
Heading into Bournemouth to explore the magical Christmas Tree Wonderland spectacle or the popular festive market? Take advantage of the FREE parking being offered in selected town centre car parks!
All day free parking is available on Sundays: 25 November and 2, 9, 16 & 23 December. Free parking is also available on Thursdays from 4pm: 29 November and 6, 13 & 20 December.
Works start again in earnest from Monday.
Ensure you look at A338.com for all the latest info and updates.
Encourage staff to (where possible!)…
We have some preparation works on the A338 coming up next week which, as we previously advised, will mean some off-peak lane closures. These will be kept as short as possible but, as we have multiple areas to work on, this is difficult.
All closures will start at 9.30am and finish at 3.30pm, subject to low enough traffic flow for it to be safe to put out the cones.
Lane 1 southbound closed from the quarry entrance on the A338 (should only be a short closure)
Lane 1 southbound closed from the quarry entrance down to Cooper Dean. This will be a long closure, and it will appear that not a lot is going on. A Road Restraint Risk Assessment Process needs to be completed. Vegetation clearance outside the water works will also be finished.
Lane 1 southbound may be closed if work from Monday and Tuesday needs finishing.
Lane 1 northbound closed from Cooper Dean. This is for the sign base for the scheme information board and Southern Gas Network will be on site to mark out their gas main. Vegetation clearance at Blackwater Junction will also be done.
Lane 1 northbound closed from Cooper Dean for installation of two signage bases – one at Blackwater and one north of Blackwater.