In photos: Roads and services reopen following year-long A31 roadworks

PHOTOS! The A31 is back to normal or should we say, much improved in Ringwood following almost 12 months of roadworks and diversions.

Ringwood Town Mayor Gareth Deboos says it’s really good to see the town open again for business and we’re hoping all the people who weren’t able to get to Ringwood will now come back in their droves just before Christmas to do all their shopping and other business within the town.

The A31 services / petrol station is now back open for business

Daniel Kittredge, project manager for the A31 Ringwood, said: “I am pleased to confirm the work to widen the A31 at Ringwood has been completed ahead of time and road users are now able to use the road with its new third lane.”

“The A31 is one of the region’s most important roads, connecting Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset, and is a vital route every day for work journeys and home deliveries, visits to friends and family, and the movement of goods and services. The improved route will be more reliable, reducing journey times and providing capacity for future traffic growth and we would like to thank the people of Ringwood and the surrounding area for their patience while we completed this important scheme.”

The new on-slip has its own lane

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