‘Rude’ diversion route raises eyebrows as roads shut for maintenance

Information of repairs to 2 roads in rural Dorset has gone viral after folks seen one thing uncommon concerning the map of the deliberate diversion route. Openreach staff want to shut elements of the roads to hold out excavation work to clear blockages and basic upkeep.

Native residents within the space have been suggested that the B3157, between its junction with Donkey Lane and entrance to Rosamond Court docket and Shadrach, between its junction with B3157 and its junction with Center Avenue, will each shut from 9.30am to 2.45pm on Monday, September to Thursday, September 29.

In accordance with DorsetLive, an official diversion route spanning 37.2 miles will likely be in place in the course of the street closures, with motorists requested to drive on the A35, A354, Granby Method and B3157.

Whereas the diversion route would take practically an hour to finish, residents have identified the quite impolite form of the mapped-out route. Many have poked enjoyable at how the route resembles an unlimited penis – which spans from Bridport to Weymouth and Dorchester. 

One amused resident wrote: “Did somebody actually produce this image of the diversion? Look intently, it’s kind of impolite!”

One other shared on-line: “Truthfully, is that this for actual?”

A spokesman for Dorset Council defined the diversion route was submitted by Openreach and the explanation for the size of the diversion is as a result of the closure is on a B-road and due to this fact any official different route should use the identical class of street or above.

Alternatively, there are a variety of shorter however unofficial routes that drivers can take to keep away from the street closure. These usually are not appropriate for HGVs and ought to be prevented if utilizing bigger equipment.

An announcement reads: “The works are required to allow Openreach protected entry to hold out excavation work to clear blockages. They’re engaged on the junction of the B3157 and Shadrack. We’ve mentioned with Openreach with reference to high school site visitors and transport, in addition to peak site visitors flows and due to this fact agreed that the closure can be carried out between 9.30am and a pair of.45pm day by day.

“The diversion route was submitted by Openreach and is required to comply with the identical class of street or larger than these being closed.”

Dorset Council warns that any one that breaches the street closure may very well be convicted or face a effective not exceeding £1,000.

The diversion route will likely be signposted on the street.

Anybody with any issues or who needs to debate any points relating to the roadworks can contact Dorset Council on-line by way of

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