A338 Public Exhibitions – come and view the plans

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Residents and commuters are invited to view plans to improve the A338 and meet Council Officers at a number of public exhibitions in March.

The next phase of a series of road improvements on and around the A338 will start in Autumn 2017. These are being delivered as part of Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership’s (DLEP) Bournemouth International Growth Programme (BIG) Programme.  BIG is a major economic growth plan aimed at improving connectivity, easing congestion, protecting existing jobs and creating new ones in and around Bournemouth Airport and Wessex Fields.

The series of road schemes will eventually include:

  • improvements to the A338/B3073 Blackwater Junction
  • a new on/off slip road providing access from the A338 southbound, to an employment site at Wessex Fields and an alternative route into the Royal Bournemouth Hospital
  • a possible widening to the A338 between Blackwater and Cooper Dean

A number of projects have been considered to see which will deliver best value and keep driver disruption and impact on business to a minimum. 

Future road improvement schemes planned for the A338 will be led by Bournemouth Borough Council working jointly with Dorset County Council.

If you live, work or travel in this area, you can find out more by coming along to one of the following events in March 2017:

Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th March
Littledown Leisure Centre, Chaseside, Bournemouth BH7 7DX

Thursday 9th March and Friday 10th March
The Village Hotel, Deansleigh Road, Bournemouth BH7 7DZ

Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th March
Hurn Sports Club, Avon Causeway, Hurn BH23 6DY

Wednesday 22nd March
Holdenhurst Village Hall, Holdenhurst Village Road, Bournemouth BH8 0EF

Exhibitions will be open for viewing between 2-8pm with Council Officers available between 4-7pm.

Plans and details on show at the exhibitions will also be available to view online from March 7th.

You can also email the project team directly with feedback and scheme questions to A338Info@bournemouth.gov.uk 


For further information 

Posted on 07/03/2017