Road Closure – Dorset A35

In Dorset the A35 in the Morcombelake area between Bridport and Charmouth is closed.

Local diversions in place after a 3 vehicle RTA

Service Update – POOLE

Condor Ferries now operate all their fast ferry services from Poole.

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A31 Ferndown Dorset – CLOSED

A31 Westbound, westbound

Accident – The A31 westbound is closed between the junctions with the A348 and the A341, due to a serious accident. Road expected to re-open from 10:00 am.

Sign of the Times?

In February 2012 the RAC received 4,780 calls from drivers who had run out of petrol. This was up from 3,900 calls one year earlier.

Full story here

A37 @ Lydford On Fosse (Somerset) CLOSED

The A37 Fosse Way is closed at Lydford On Fosse from 19th March 2012 for up to 10 days.

This closure is to allow resurfacing at the traffic lights.  Closure will be from 550 metres north west of the junction with Eastfield Lane to 70 metres south west of the junction with B3153 Castle Cary Road and B3153 Castle Cary Road from the junction with the A37 westwards for 75 metres and from the junction with the A37 eastwards for 85 metres a total distance of 2120 metres.

There are signed diversions, but journey times will increase to Bristol and all points north  – especially at peak times.

Olympic Torch Route – Deatils Announced

The names of the Olympic Torch bearers as well as the roads and streets that the Olympic Flame will travel along in advance of the London 2012 Games are revealed today.

The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will start in Portland – the Olympic Sailing Venue on 13th July then visit Purbeck, Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14.

To find out how close the torch passes to you click here for an interactive street view map

Condor Ferry – Change for port for Summer 2012

WEYMOUTH will lose its ferry link for at least the summer after Condor Ferries confirmed that fast ferry sailings to the Channel Islands and France will be switched to Poole “until further notice.”

The company says feedback from Weymouth and Portland Borough Council indicates repair work to the berth has not been successful and remains out of use.

Passengers booked to travel with Condor Ferries via Weymouth will now be travelling via Poole throughout the summer.

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Condor Ferries moves sailings to Poole, as work begins at Weymouth Port

Condor Ferries have released the following
‘Condor Ferries has confirmed today that sailings will be relocated from Weymouth to Poole, until 28 March while remedial work is carried out by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council on the berth at Weymouth Port.

Last week mutual concerns were raised by Condor Ferries and the Council regarding the structural integrity of part of the ferry berth in Weymouth Port.

Following an investigation by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s engineering team, plans are now in place for repair works to be carried out to the berth over the next four weeks. The engineers anticipate that these works will allow Condor Ferries to resume its services from Weymouth for the duration of the summer period.

Condor Ferries is continuing to contact passengers affected by the change of port and is ensuring that up-to-date information is available on its website
Capt Fran Collins, Operations Director Condor Ferries, said:
“Condor Ferries is relocating sailings until 28 March to Poole, to minimise disruption to passengers and to offer as much advance notice as possible. Our customer services team are contacting all passengers to advise them of the change of port.

“The safety of our passengers and crew remains our highest priority, and we will be working closely with Weymouth & Portland Borough Council to monitor the repairs over the coming weeks.
“By continuing to operate regular services from Poole, while the work is carried out in Weymouth, we can continue to sustain our lifeline ferry services between the Channel Islands and the UK.”
Condor Ferries expects to resume operations from Weymouth for summer 2012, after this period assuming all safety concerns have been resolved satisfactorily.’

Issued on behalf of Condor Ferries by McKenna Townsend PR