Temporary traffic restrictions for surface dressing

From the Dorset Council Highways Department:

Between 18 May 2020 and 5 June 2020, the roads highlighted on the attached map are scheduled for surface dressing. These sites will form a rolling programme that is weather dependent and liable to change.

For safety reasons, work will be carried out either under a road closure with local diversion in place or with temporary speed restrictions of 10mph and convoy working. Signs on site will indicate the traffic management in operation.

Working times will be between the hours of 8am and 5pm, works will not take place at night or over the weekend. Where we know of school transport, we will ensure this is able to pass through the site or alter working hours accordingly.

Due to the unpredictable weather, a narrower window for the work will be advertised two weeks before it’s due to start through a public notice email and yellow advance notice boards will be placed on site two days in advance.

Businesses and local farms affected by the works will also be notified two weeks before work starts.

Access for drivers and pedestrians will be maintained where possible, however they may be asked to wait while the site is made safe before travelling through.

A small surplus of loose chippings will remain on the road, these will be removed by a suction sweeper around two days after the work.


The Parish Clerk has raised several points with the Highways Department:

  • all the roads that are in green will be dressed (there is no difference between the shades of green)
  • why Bakehouse Lane is not included in the plan
  • the timing is during exams and 2 separate buses collect children for the secondary school but will be gone by 8:45am


We will update this News Article should more information come to light.