The B3081 Shaftesbury To Gillingham Road Will Be Busier From February

If you drive frequently between Shaftesbury and Gillingham, be prepared for some disruption in February.

From Valentine’s Day, roadworks and then a road closure of the B3092 East Stour to Gillingham Road will mean traffic is diverted along the A30 to Shaftesbury and then up the B3081 to Gillingham. The detour will allow construction of the road that will cut across the Gillingham Southern Extension.

Aerial view of where the principal street meets the B3081 near Orchard Park. Photo by Dorset Council.

The new housing development was described this week as ‘a new town’. 1,800 homes, a primary school and shops will be built between Shaftesbury and Gillingham.

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