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Reporting Highways & Rights of Way issues

DCC have now set up a dedicated page on their website www.dorsetforyou.co.uk where members of the public can notify them direct of defects or other maintenance issues relating to Public Highways.

There is also a page where one can report issues relating to Rights of Way.

Issues affecting travel on the B3143 and the immediate locality

Updated 26/08/2019

2019 Ironman 70.3 Weymouth - 22 September 2019

The Ironman competition will be run again this year, along the same route as last year and involving the same road closures.

However, it is important that everyone is aware that the race will involve the complete Legal closure to all traffic movement, enforced by the Police, of the following roads. Using the closed roads may lead to prosecution by the Police and your insurance may be invalid.

  • B3143 Valley road from the A35 at Puddletown, through Lower Waterston, Piddlehinton, Piddletrenthide, Alton Pancras, Buckland Newton, Pulham to Kings Stag, closed to all traffic from 0730 to 1200hrs
  • The Holwell Road from Kings Stag to Middlemarsh, via Holwell and Glanvilles Wooton will be closed to all traffic from 0800-1230hrs.
  • The C12 (top Sherborne Rd) will be closed from Middlemarsh right through to the Charlton Down turning from 0800 to 1330hrs, and from there via Frome Whitfield to the Showground closed to all traffic from 0830-1330hrs.

It must be noted that, for safety reasons, NO VEHICLES will be allowed on the closed roads, other than for "Blue light" vehicles and escorted private vehicles for which specific prior arrangements have been made with the Race Organisers. It is therefore essential that anyone who needs visits from Nurses, Carers etc, or businesses for whom access during the Sunday morning is critical, makes direct contact with the Organisers. Anyone who has to make personal journeys is advised to depart before the roads are closed or delay departure until the roads are re-opened. Anyone requiring medical help should call 999. Vets will be escorted through the Closures, but contact with Race Control must be made in advance.

This does mean that between the hours of 0730 and 1200hrs, approximately, it will generally not be possible for any residents to travel at all on that morning. You are therefore advised that it is essential to plan accordingly in advance.

The organisers have advised that they will be posting explanatory leaflets in August to approximately 70,000 people who may be affected by this.

The current map is available to view below.

The Organisers believe thay have already made contact with all businesses who may be affected. If this is not the case, please contact weymouth@ironmanroadaccess.com or phone 0333 116600.

Further information is available on their website www.ironman.com/Weymouth

Should you wish to discuss road access in further detail please contact Rebecca Sutherland initially on weymouth@ironmanroadaccess.com or phone 0333 116600.

Plan of route (as at 26/08/19)
Route Plan 2019
Route Plan 2019