A ROAD through a Dorset village closes from today to remove ‘dangerous trees’ near a school.

A 460-metre stretch of an unnamed road in Milton Abbas, between the junctions for Catherines Well and King Edwards Drive, will be shut from Tuesday, June 1 for at least four days.

A public notice issued by Dorset Council notes that it is to allow ‘Milton Abbey School safe access to carry out urgent works to remove seven dangerous trees.’

During the road closure, a diversion route will be signposted and will take motorists around the village.

The 6.2 mile diversion route will see drivers head south towards The Street, before turning right at The Street.

From here, motorists will turn left and travel on the road for nearly one mile before turning right .

Drivers then follow the road then turn right, take a slight left at Church Row and travel for 1.3 miles to be on the other side of the road closure.

Dorset Council warns that any person who breaches the road closure could be convicted or face a fine not exceeding £1,000.

Anyone with any concerns or wish to discuss any issues regarding the roadworks can contact Dorset Council online via http://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/roadworks/enquiries