No bus service for Langton Matravers while roads resurfaced

Roadworks are to take place along Kingston Hill and Haycrafts Lane near Langton Matravers in Dorset, which will mean rolling road closures over a period of two weeks.

According to the bus company Morebus, while the work along Kingston Hill is taking place, the number 40 bus will not be able to serve Langton Matravers.

Map of Kingston Hill and Haycrafts Lane diversion

There will be rolling road closures (marked in red) along Kingston Hill B3069 from West Street near the junction with The Scott Arms, down to the junction with Townsend Mead near Corfe Castle. There will also be rolling road closures along Haycrafts Lane from Harman’s Cross to Langton Matravers. Blue denotes the diversion route

Road resurfacing is weather dependent

The two week period between Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 29th May 2024, is being earmarked to give a new surface dressing to Kingston Hill and Haycrafts Lane but the work won’t be taking place over the whole time.

The road resurfacing is weather dependent, so the Dorset Council highways team will choose the most suitable days to get the work done.

Stephen Higgs from Dorset Council highways said:

“Due to the unpredictable weather, a narrower window for the work will be advertised two weeks before it’s due to start. Yellow advance notice boards will be placed on site two days prior to work. Businesses and local farms affected by the works will also be notified three weeks before work starts.

“Access for residents will be maintained where possible, however they may be asked to wait while the site is made safe before being given access. Where we know of school transport, we will ensure this is able to pass through the site or alter working hours accordingly.

Scott Arms and Kingston Hill

Kingston Hill – From The Scott Arms…

Kingston Hill

…down the hill…

Haycrafts Lane

…and ending at the junction with Townsend Mead near to the junction at Corfe Castle

Second road closure for surface sealing

The roadworks will take place between 5 am and 5 pm, with no work at night, over the weekends or on a bank holiday.

Stephen added:

“A small surplus of loose chippings will remain on the road, these will be removed by a suction sweeper around two days after the work.

“Some sites will need surface sealing, the road will be closed a second time with no parking enforced to enable application before the line marking can be replaced. Additional signage will be erected on site advising the date of this application where needed.”

Haycrafts Lane

Rolling road closures along Haycrafts Lane from the junction with Valley Road at Harman’s Cross…

Haycrafts Lane

…past the village hall and Harmans Cross station…

Haycrafts Lane

…until the junction near Langton Matravers

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