TEMPORARY traffic lights are set to cause delays for three days on a key Dorset route.

A section of the A354 Blandford Hill, between Winterborne Whitechurch and Blandford Forum, will have two-way traffic lights in place from Wednesday, May 5 until Friday, May 7.

The traffic lights will be in place to allow workers to safely carry out work on a frame and cover for a carriageway box.

Travel Dorset warns that delays are expected in the area and advise any motorists using the key Dorset route to allow plenty of journey time.

A spokeswoman for Openreach apologised for any possible delays but urged residents and motorists to be patient during the works.

She said: “Traffic management will be in place from 6pm on May 5 until May 7 so our contracting partner can carry out safety work on a frame and cover for a carriageway box.

"We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but it’s important that this work is done safely".