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Revamp of A338 Bournemouth bridge gets under way

Motorists are being warned of delays as a £500,000 revamp of an A338 bridge in Bournemouth gets under way.

The road surface of the bridge east of St Paul's roundabout will be replaced with protective waterproofing, surface water drainage and expansion joints.

The carriageway will also be temporarily widened into the existing central reservation to allow dual two-way traffic flow during the day.

The borough council said the 12-week programme will begin on 13 September.

"A 30mph temporary speed limit will be in force over this section during the works and some evening lane closures will be necessary to undertake elements of the bridge repair works," a spokeswoman said.

Councillor Michael Filer, Bournemouth's cabinet member for environment and transport, said: "These are essential maintenance works which, when completed will extend the life of this bridge.

"I would like to reassure motorists that the works are being arranged to keep disruption to an absolute minimum and we would like to thank motorists for their patience during this time."

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