Shaftesbury Area Drivers Warned Of 25 Mile Roadworks Detour

Major roadworks and an overnight road closure could delay your drive through Gillingham this week and for the rest of the month.

The mayor of Gillingham, Barry Von Clemens, says the official diversion for the closure of the B3081 takes drivers on a 25-mile detour.

If you don’t take another route, you’ll need to contend with daytime road works. But at night, the road will be closed between 7pm and 6am, from the Newbury Roundabout to Orchard Park.

The works are scheduled to start today but Barry understands that the works will be delayed by a few days.

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