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Dorset Council

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Dorset Council
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Dorset • Hampshire
Primary Destinations
Blandford Forum • Dorchester • Weymouth
Other Important Destinations
Wimborne Minster
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council • Devon Council • Hampshire Council • Somerset Council • Wiltshire Council
National Highways Roads
A31, A35, A303

Dorset Council is the Highway Authority for all roads in the Administrative County of Dorset, with the exception of Trunk roads managed by National Highways. It does not manage roads within some other authorities that also lie within historic Dorset such as Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.

It currently administers the road network of the majority of the historic county of Dorset, as well as a small area of western Hampshire.

Following Statutory Instruments being made in May 2018, Dorset Council was created in April 2019, covering the area administered by the former Dorset County Council, less the area formerly managed at the second tier level by Christchurch District Council.

Primary Destinations

The following Primary Destinations are located within the council area:

Trunk Roads

The following roads that run through the council area are at least partially Trunk Roads, and therefore managed by National Highways:

Principal and Classified Numbered Roads

The following is a list of A and B classified roads that are at least partially managed by the council:

Route From To Length


A30 Hounslow Land's End 284 miles View
A35 Honiton Swaythling, Southampton 97 miles View
A37 Bristol Dorchester 60 miles View
A338 Bournemouth Bessels Leigh 90.4 miles View
A347 Ferndown Bournemouth 6.7 miles View
A348 Trickett's Cross Mountbatten Arms roundabout, Poole 5.1 miles View
A350 Stanton St Quintin Lower Hamworthy 68.1 miles View
A351 Lytchett Minster Swanage 14.9 miles View
A352 Wareham Sherborne 36.7 miles View
A353 Broadwey Warmwell 5.8 miles View
A354 Salisbury Easton, Portland 53.2 miles View
A356 Bower Hinton Grimstone 21.8 miles View
A357 Wincanton Durweston 19.5 miles View
A3030 Lydlinch Sherborne 6.9 miles View
A3052 Charmouth Clyst St Mary 27.0 miles View
A3066 Haselbury Plucknett Bridport 13.6 miles View   
B3067 Upton Lytchett Minster 1.9 miles View
B3068 Upton Bypass Alderney 5.5 miles View
B3069 Corfe Castle Langton Matravers 4.4 miles View
B3070 Wareham Lulworth Cove 9.0 miles View
B3071 Wool Lulworth Camp 3.6 miles View
B3072 Ferndown Verwood 6.8 miles View
B3073 Christchurch Wimborne Minster 11.8 miles View
B3074 near Sleight Canford Heath 5.1 miles View
B3075 Stoborough Green Spetisbury 11.4 miles View
B3078 Brook Pamphill, Wimborne Minster 26.6 miles View
B3081 Ashley Prestleigh 45.2 miles View
B3082 Wimborne Minster North of Blandford Forum 10.7 miles View
B3091 Shaftesbury Sturminster Newton 8.4 miles View
B3092 Frome Sturminster Newton 25.3 miles View
B3142 Puddletown Higher Waterston 2.4 miles View
B3143 Stock Gaylard Estate Dorchester (E) 16.4 miles View
B3144 Max Gate Bridport Road 1.7 miles View
B3145 Lattiford Sherborne 9.8 miles View
B3146 Holnest Duntish 3.2 miles View
B3147 Dorchester (North) Dorchester (South) 2.2 miles View
B3148 Marston Magna Sherborne 4.3 miles View
B3150 Stinsford Hill Poundbury 2.7 miles View
B3153 Rodwell, Weymouth Wyke Regis 0.9 miles View
B3154 Charlestown, Weymouth Rodwell, Weymouth 1.2 miles View
B3155 Weymouth Preston 2.9 miles View
B3156 Wyke Regis Charlestown 1.8 miles View
B3157 Weymouth West Bay 18.5 miles View
B3158 Wessex Roundabout, Weymouth Lanehouse 0.9 miles View
B3159 Weymouth Winterbourne Abbas 8.9 miles View
B3162 Bridport By Pass Chard 17.9 miles View
B3163 Toller Down Gate Broadwindsor 6.4 miles View
B3164 Whetley Cross Birdsmoorgate 5.2 miles View
B3165 Somerton Lyme Regis 30.5 miles View
B3351 Corfe Castle Studland 5.7 miles View
B3390 Affpuddle Warmwell 7.7 miles View     

Classified Unnumbered (Class III) and Unclassified Roads

Main Article: Dorset Council (Class III roads)

As it is a new authority, it is not yet plain how Dorset Council will choose to number its Class III network, if it does at all.


Main Article: Dorset Council (Junctions)

Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Dorset Council (Crossings)


Dorset Council
A30 • A30/history • A35 • A37 • A338 • A347 • A348 • A350 • A351 • A352 • A353 • A354 • A356 • A357 • A3030 • A3052 • A3066 • B3067 • B3068 • B3069 • B3070 • B3071 • B3072 • B3073 • B3074 • B3075 • B3078 • B3081 • B3082 • B3091 • B3092 • B3142 • B3143 • B3144 • B3145 • B3146 • B3147 • B3148 • B3150 • B3153 (Weymouth) • B3154 • B3155 • B3156 • B3157 • B3158 • B3159 • B3162 • B3163 • B3164 • B3165 (Somerset) • B3351 • B3390 • Jurassic Coast Road
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