Construction work is due to take place to improve visibility on the A352 near Sherborne.

The work will be taking place the Sherborne Hill and New road junction which has been the location of several crashes where people have been injured.

The works will start on Tuesday, April 2, and will take up to four weeks to complete.

Dorset Council will relocate road signs and move fences to improve visibility, and road markings will also be adjusted to improve the angle at which drivers approach the junction from New Road.

As part of the improvement works, the speed limit of the A352 will be reduced to 30mph on Horsecastles Lane, Ottery Lane and Dancing Hill. This will also include a section of 40mph limit on Sherborne Hill.

Jack Wiltshire, head of highways at Dorset Council, said: “We are committed to improving road safety. This scheme will help to address issues at a junction where there have been multiple collisions over the years. We thank everyone for their patience while these works take place”.  

To enable the works to be carried out safely, traffic will be managed with temporary traffic lights.

Drivers are also being encouraged to allow extra time when planning their journey in this area while the work takes place.