Corfe Castle Lane closure on A351

Update 1st March 2024 — the proposed repair work to the Old Stables has been postponed until after Easter due to emergency work SSE (Scottish and Southern Electricity). It is still likely there will be temporary traffic lights through the village up to the 8th March 2024. Further details of future road works can be found on the Dorset Council Roadworks Map.

Please see the advance warning below from the National Trust regarding lane closure on East Street (A351) between the 4th to 22nd of March 2024 while they carry out essential repairs to the roof of the Old Stables (located on the left) as you come up the hill to the village.

East Street Old Stable Update
The Old Stables © Corfe Castle Info

Scaffolding will be required meaning temporary traffic lights will operate between the 4th to 22nd March 2024, the lights will be manually operated during peak times to limit any disruption.

Additionally, the pedestrian crossing outside the Corfe Castle Village Store will be temporarily disabled during the work.

The Old Stables, which is used by the Corfe Castle Festivities Committee to store items relating to activities in the village, requires structural works to the front elevation after being struck by a Dorset County Council vehicle.

East Street Old Stable Map
Map (click to view)

For structural work to commence on the Old Stables and in agreement with Dorset County Council, a lane closure to the A351 at East Street will be in place between 7am on Monday 4th March 2024 and 7pm on Friday 22nd March 2024. To undertake the structural remedial works to the front elevation of the Old Stables, it is necessary to provide an access scaffold which will protrude on to the public highway.

To ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians, one lane of the A351 will be closed as indicated on the map by the blue triangle with red border. The movement of traffic will be controlled by an all-day manual operation traffic light system between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday, and automatic operation for evenings and weekends.

As instructed the existing pedestrian crossing, outside the Village Store, will be turned off and out of operation during the 3-week period and a temporary pedestrian crossing provided. There will be road signs in place to identify the approach to the traffic management area.

We apologise for any inconvenience the lane closure may cause and would request your understanding and patience while these essential structural remedial works are in progress.

If you have any concerns while the lane closure is in place, please contact James Gould on or via the Corfe Castle Ticket Office on 01929 481294.

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