ugg australia kids Avon Causeway to close for ten days for repairs
Head of Dorset highways operations Andrew Martin said: “Because of the narrow width of the road, and the nature of the work to strengthen the underlying road structure, we have to close the Avon Causeway for the ten days of work.
“We have spoken to local businesses on the route and informed them that wherever possible we will maintain access for them, but our work will inevitably cause delays.
The diversion route from Hurn will be along Fairmile and Bargates to Christchurch town centre, then along Christchurch bypass to Stony Lane roundabout and through Burton,
Winkton and Sopley towards the Avon Causeway.
Many commuters use the Avon Causeway and the closure is certain to increase congestion in Christchurch.
Six years ago, the road was closed for 18 weeks while engineers replaced the ageing bridge, causing traffic to build up along Fairmile Road and at Blackwater junction on the A338.
Cllr Margaret Phipps, chairman of Hurn Parish Council said: “The road desperately needs resurfacing, it’s in a real state but it will undoubtedly cause come inconvenience to a lot of people. If they can get on with it and get it finished as quickly as possible,
that would be beneficial to a lot of people. But the bottom line is the work needs doing.”