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A338 - BIG Growth improvements 

A338 BIG programme improvements


£45.2 million secured by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership as part of the Dorset Growth Deal is funding a series of transport and infrastructure investments.



The Bournemouth International Growth Programme is already tackling the issue of congested and inadequate road networks around the airport.

In May 2016, the major renewal of A338 Bournemouth Spur Road, the key link road to Bournemouth Airport finished on time and budget, and kick-started effective delivery of the programme.

Following the successful completion of the A338, the BIG Programme is examining the next stage of transport and infrastructure projects to transform access to and around Bournemouth Airport, Aviation Business Park and Wessex Fields.  

The BIG programme forms part of Dorset LEP's Strategic Economic Plan to drive economic growth, improve housing, transport and infrastructure, and create more highly skilled jobs.

A number of projects have been considered to see which will deliver best value and keep driver disruption and impact on business to a minimum. 

Future road improvement schemes planned for the A338 will be led by Bournemouth Borough Council working jointly with Dorset County Council.

Planning is in the early stages, with public exhibitions set to be held in spring 2017 when outline details of the proposals will be on display.

Preparation is underway

Planning is in the early stages, with construction set to commence in autumn 2017 starting at Blackwater Junction.

How can I find out more?

Come along to one of the following events in March 2017. Exhibitions will be open for viewing between 2-8pm with Council Officers available between 4-7pm.

Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th March
Littledown Leisure Centre,Chaseside, Bournemouth BH7 7DX

Thursday 9th March and Friday 10th March
The Village Hotel, Deansleigh Road, Bournemouth BH7 7DZ

Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th March
Hurn Sports Club, Avon Causeway, Hurn BH23 6DY

Wednesday 22nd March
Holdenhurst Village Hall, Holdenhurst Village Road, Bournemouth BH8 0EF

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