DRIVERS face delays as repairs are carried out to some of Dorset’s busiest roads.

For three weeks, Dorset Highways contractor Eurovia Specialist Treatments will be carrying out premium surface dressings on large sections of A and B roads.

The treatment will keep the roads in good condition for longer and protect from water damage.

All works will be carried out off-peak between 9am and 4pm, with all sites using stop/go boards and convoy working, where a vehicle travelling at 10mph will lead drivers through the area.

The roads affected are:

A356 Winyards Gap, South Perrott, closed on Wednesday June 5.

A3066 Gore Cross Roundabout to north of Melplash will be closed on Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7.

B1357 Burton Bradstock to Swyre closed from Friday, June 7 to Monday, June 10.

The A356 junction with the A37 west of Frampton will be closed on Monday, June 10.

A37 Long Ash Lane will be closed from the 30mph signs to north of Grimstone on Tuesday, June 11.

The A37 will also be closed from south of Grimstone to Stratton & Stratton and Sodern lane on Wednesday, June 12.

Cllr Ray Bryan, Dorset Council portfolio holder for highways, transport and environment said:

“Surface dressing is an ideal way to restore road surfaces where the road is in an otherwise good condition, rather than spending money on resurfacing and removing perfectly healthy layers of road.

“There are some misconceptions about surface dressing, but it is a long-term treatment to prolong the life of our roads and it is cost-effective, meaning we can repair more of our network.

“There is never an easy way to carry out repairs, but we do try to minimise disruption wherever possible.”

Motorists have been advised to allow extra time for journeys or to find alternative routes.

The work is weather dependent and dates may be subject to change.

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