Dorset Road Safe Partnership seeks to reduce springtime motorcycle collisions

Signs are being placed in collision hotspot areas around Dorset this spring to help reduce the number of motorcycle collisions in the county. The road signs have been designed by over 2,400 members of the motorcycling community and have been produced by DocBike and Dorset Council, with support from Dorset Police, BCP Council, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire […]

Extra funding for road maintenance in Dorset

As its annual programme gears up for spring, with extra funding Dorset Council is set to bolster its proactive measures to look after its roads. This includes more pothole repairs, resurfacing and  preventative treatments to manage road condition and maintain highway safety. £2.068 million each for the years 2023/24 and 2024/25 from the Department for […]

20mph approved for five Dorset communities

Five towns and villages in Dorset have the approval to proceed with the introduction of 20mph zones or speed limits. The town/parish councils for Langton Matravers, Bridport, Wimborne, Pimperne and Winfrith successfully applied to Dorset Council in 2023 for the new limits and zones. Residents gave their comments, support, or objections to the applications through […]

Dorset Council asks residents to help shape travel and transport across the county

Residents, businesses and visitors are being invited to share their views on what they consider to be the big transport opportunities and issues across the whole of Dorset.   Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council are running a survey from 22 January to 3 March 2024 to gather feedback and experiences.  People are […]

Sweet recognition for Dorset highways team

An innovative solution to reducing energy consumption, and saving money, received special recognition this month for Dorset Council. The council competed against more than 800 nominations from around the world in the International Green Apple Environment Awards to receive a silver award at the Houses of Parliament. The council won the award for its electronic ‘hotbox’ situated […]

Yunex Traffic wins BCP and Dorset Council traffic signal maintenance contract

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole (BCP) and Dorset Councils have renewed their traffic signal maintenance contract with Yunex Traffic for up to a further five years. Having already held the contract for more than 13 years, Yunex Traffic will continue to be responsible for maintaining all the permanent traffic signal and ITS equipment across the Councils, […]

Dorset Council becomes the latest member of Safer Highways

Safer Highways has announced that Dorset Council have agreed to become the latest Local Authority member of the industry led organisation which champions effective management of health, safety and wellbeing and drives effective social value across the supply chain. Dorset County Council’s highways service is responsible for the maintenance of the county’s network of roads, […]

Highways funding ‘unfair’ says Dorset’s Head of Highways

The current funding allocation method for highways does not help ‘shire# counties, as it means the money is spread too thin, according to Jack Wiltshire, Head of Highways at Dorset Council. He told his councillors last week that with the low funding spread over a relatively lengthy road network Dorset Council struggled to make improvements […]

Dorset Council: On the road to low energy highways

Dorset Council has been explaining to residents and businesses how it is reducing its carbon footprint throughout the construction and maintenance processes of its highways network. Here’s what they had to say: “We’re making a positive impact on our carbon footprint through the way we construct and maintain roads in Dorset. In response to the […]


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