Traffic update: A35, Winterbourne Abbas

One lane of the A35 will be closed to traffic between 20:00 – 06:00, from 16 December to 18 December.

The closure of one lane on the A35 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.

Weather permitting, between the hours of 20:00 – 06:00, from 16 December to 19 December, two-way traffic lights will be in operation. One lane of the A35 will be closed to traffic.

At no time will both lanes of the A35 be closed to traffic.

Following the planned closure, three-way traffic lights will be installed on a temporary basis at the entrance to the project site. These lights are necessary for the safety of the public and construction workers and will be operational only when required for the safe access of site traffic to and from the A35. These lights will be in place until the end of the project in 2022.

To avoid disruption to residents over the festive period, the temporary three-way traffic lights will be switched off until 6 January.

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

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