Traffic update: A35, Winterbourne Abbas

Temporary traffic works are planned on the A35 in Winterbourne Abbas. The works are part of the construction phase of our VIP project in Dorset.

Due to recent challenging weather conditions, additional daytime work is required to help us build our new site entrance.

This short period of traffic management is part of the construction phase of our VIP project in Dorset and is necessary to ensure the safety of residents, road users and our construction staff.

Two-way traffic lights will be in place to momentarily hold traffic travelling in both directions to allow construction vehicles to turn in the road. This will occur approximately four times an hour while traffic management is operational. At all other times the lights will be green, allowing traffic to flow as normal in both directions.

We have agreed with Highways England that traffic management will be operational between 09:30am and 15:00pm on the 25 November – 28 November and between 09:30am – 15:00pm on the 2 December – 5 December.

On behalf of our contractors, Morgan Sindall, we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you have any questions about the planned closure, please get in touch with the VIP project team directly by calling 0330 134 0051 or sending an email to