MP launches taskforce to tackle problems on Dorset’s main roads

Chris Loder A35
The taskforce will address issues on main roads such as the A35 in West Dorset

WEST Dorset MP Chris Loder has launched an A-Roads Taskforce to address urgent and long-term issues with Dorset’s main roads.

The taskforce had its first meeting on Friday, April 23 and includes representation from elected Dorset Council members, Dorset Highways, and Highways England.

Mr Loder said: “It is vital that we get some focus to addressing key problems and act as a cohesive team to improve our roads in West Dorset, especially given the environmental and safety issues we face.”

The taskforce will focus primarily on the A35, resolving tackling environmental pollution, flooding at Monkey’s Jump roundabout, the Dorchester bypass and congestion in and around Bridport and Dorchester.

Mr Loder continued: “We are now working proactively towards solutions that reduce problems in our County’s other A roads like pollution, speeding on the A30 near Sherborne, flooding at Grimstone and accident hotspots along the A37 at Sratton.”

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