A35 – Open – 15 cubic metres of concrete later

This final message from Highways England


The A35 westbound (towards Dorchester) is now reopen between the A31 at Bere Regis and the A35 at Stinsford roundabout following extensive repair works by Highways England.

 Drivers heading westbound were unable to use the road following the emergence of a large surface defect and safety concerns.

 But following a successful programme of repair work, the road has been able to open ahead of schedule, with motorists able to use the road from 0800hrs this morning.

 The repair work involved detailed survey and design work, before 15 cubic metres of foam concrete was poured into the defect on the carriageway.

 Once cured, the top surface of the road was re-laid using low carbon asphalt which sets quicker, before road markings and studs were reinstated.

 During the closure, Highways England also undertook various other work including litter collection, a drainage clearance and survey, as well as a structural inspection, further reducing the need for future closures.

 We would like to thank our colleagues at Dorset Council for helping with the diversion route, assisting residents, and providing some of the road crews, thus enabling us to remove the closure at the earliest possible time.

 Highways England apologises for any inconvenience caused as a result of the closure.

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