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Temporary Night Closure of Ringwood Road, Longham

Ringwood road will be closed for a distance of 560 meters from the 2nd October 2019 through to the 6th October 2019. The closure will take place  between the hours of 21:00 and 06:00. It will extend from Angel Lane down towards Pompeys lane.

All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along Ringwood Road, Longham between Angel Lane to a point 130 metres south of Pompeys Lane in both directions, an overall distance of approximately 560 metres.

The Notice is needed in order to comply with health and safety regulations. Dorset Council need to provide a safe working area and minimise the likelihood of danger to highway users.

This Notice will enable Dorset Council to carry out carriageway maintenance and resurfacing works.

Please note that the dates are a window of opportunity. The road may not be closed for the whole duration stated above. The works are weather dependent. A locally signed diversion route will be put in place to enable traffic to travel around the closed section.

For further information call Dorset Highways Operations on 01305 228100.

Call Dorset Highways Traffic Team on 01305 221020 regarding this notice.

Or email

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Be aware: Any person who uses or permits the use of a vehicle in contravention of the Notice will be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1000.


GREAT NEWS!! Ringwood Road – Extension of 30 mph Zone

Great news for residents!

The 30mph speed limit extension on Ringwood Road, Ferndown will go “live” and be enforceable from Friday 20 September 2019.

This means that the 30mph speed limit, at its western point, will now start by the lay-by at the otherside of the Angel Inn towards Haskins garden Centre.

The schedule of works is:

  1. 2 September – The two sign posts required for the two new lit terminal signs will beinstalled (the plates either be left off or bagged over until 20th September).
  2. 10th – 13th September – Trenching and cable works for the new lit terminal signs.
  3. 20th September – Removal of existing lit terminal signs and new speed plates in situ.
  4. The sign shop staff at Dorset Council will be removing the 40mph repeater signs that are no longer required and also erecting two new camera/30mph warning signs.

Eventually, budgets permitting, it is hoped to extend the zone to the mini-roundabouts.

Nevertheless this is a great start.

Thanks are due not only to those residents that campaigned for the change and to the Councillors that supported it but also importantly to the Highways Department for listening, doing the research and finding the budget to implement it.