A338 Bournemouth roadworks set for festive travel break

A338 Bournemouth Spur Road
Image caption Workers have been on site 24 hours a day, six-days a week since September

Major roadworks on the main route into Bournemouth will be suspended over the Christmas period to help motorists.

The first phase of the £22m scheme on the A338 Bournemouth Spur Road is due to finish on 14 December.

Dorset Council Council said the road would reopen to four lanes but with a 40mph speed limit to "help people travelling over the festive period".

The second phase, which will see the southbound carriageway rebuilt, will start on 4 January.

The work, which being carried out round-the-clock, six days a week is due to finish at the end of May.

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