Skip Navigation Links
16 December 2015

Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Still Open for Business with A338 Works


The A338 road works are in their fourth month of implementation, with phase one of the overall reconstruction almost complete.With the Christmas rush ahead of us, we’ve put together some tips to help you get around.

1. Dorset is still open for business – just plan ahead

Don’t worry, the surrounding areas of the works are still very much open for business and with a little planning ahead for your journey, you can still ensure that your shopping is done on time and the family can arrive ready for the Christmas festivities.

2. Know where to go for travel information

Dorset County Council has set up a number of initiatives to help you cope with the disruption and delivery of the works:

3. Securing Dorset’s economic future

The works are short term pain for long term gain and are essential to make Dorset’s infrastructure safer and fit for business supply and demand. They are ultimately part of a Dorset wide programme that will unlock and deliver more jobs, housing, and economic growth. So whilst you plan ahead for your journey, we will continue to work for a better, long term future for your business, family and communities.

Find out more about how Dorset LEP supports the delivery of local economic growth in our Local Delivery section here.


All the traffic management was put out last night with the road closure no longer needed for tonight (Tuesday 5 January).

Although traffic was lighter than  expected today, please continue to allow extra time for your journeys to ensure you get to your destination on time.

Find out more here


  • #AquaExpo20 inspires Dorset aquaculture
    31 March 2020

    #AquaExpo20 inspires Dorset aquaculture

    The OH20: Aquaculture Expo, hosted by Dorset LEP, took place on 4 March 2020.

  • Business support funding blog: March update
    30 March 2020

    Dorset Gateway Funding Blog

    Research and development grant funding continues and we can provide 40 hours of bid writing support

  • Dorset Investment Prospectus Tender Open
    27 March 2020

    Dorset Investment Prospectus Tender Open

    We are seeking tenders to support the preparation of a Dorset Investment Prospectus.

Click here to view our news archive