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Azalea Roundabout

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Azalea Roundabout
Location Map ( geo)
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Advance Direction Sign for the roundabout
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Location
St Leonards
County
Dorset
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roundabout
Roads Joined
A31

Azalea Roundabout is a roundabout on the A31 near St Leonards in Dorset. There was a motel with the same name near the junction.

The roundabout is curious because it does not provide access to anything - there are only field accesses. There are a couple of theories about why it might be located here. The first is that there is a farm crossing just to the east of the roundabout, to allow livestock movement. The roundabout may have been put in place to slow traffic on approach.

The second theory is that when existing Oakdene Forest Park, you can only turn left, so the roundabout may have been added to allow traffic to also head westbound on exit.

Routes

Route To Notes

A31

Ringwood, St Leonards

A31

Dorchester, Bournemouth (A347), Poole (A349), Ferndown, Wimborne




Azalea Roundabout
Related Pictures
View gallery (1)
A31 - Azalea roundabout ahead - Geograph - 3207111.jpg
Junctions on the A31
Hogs Back • Shepherd and Flock • Hickley's Corner • Coxbridge Roundabout • Chawton Roundabout • Spitfire Roundabout • Bar End • Cadnam  • Rufus Stone • Stoney Cross • Picket Post • Forest Corner • Salisbury Road Junction • Ashley Heath Roundabout • Woolsbridge  Roundabout • Azalea Roundabout • Canford Bottom Roundabout • Red Post • Merley Roundabout


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