|Location Map ( geo)|
|Forward Destination on|
|A35, A37, A354|
|Next Primary Destinations|
|Blandford Forum • Honiton • Poole • Weymouth • Yeovil|
|Places related to the A35|
|Bournemouth • Christchurch • Exeter • Honiton • Lyndhurst • Poole • Southampton|
|Places related to the A37|
|Bristol • Shepton Mallet • Weymouth • Yeovil|
Dorchester is the traditional county town of Dorset.
|Blandford Forum||Access via A35|
|Crewkerne||Access via A37|
|Piddlehinton, Sturminster Newton|
Dorchester has been an important crossing point on the road network since Roman times. More recently, it became the terminus for the A37, and had the A35, A352 and A354 passing through it. This resulted in more traffic than the town could reasonably cope with, and so a bypass was built around the west, south and eastern sides to collect and distribute the through traffic more efficiently.