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Dorset Council has issued an order closing several rights of way in the centre of Gillingham during the ongoing roadworks.

The order came into force on 12 February and will continue for at least 21 days and may then be extended.

The order and related map are below:

DORSET COUNCIL has issued an Order under Section 14 [2] of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 as amended. All pedestrians will be prohibited from proceeding along footpath N64/46, N64/50 and N64/84 indicated by the red line on the map below and between points 1,2 & 3 an overall distance of approximately 1040 metres. The Order is needed to comply with Health and Safety Regulations which require the provision of safe working areas and to minimise likelihood of danger to Highway Users. It will come into operation on 12th February 2020 for a period of 21 days. However it is anticipated that the closure will be extended, with the approval of the Secretary of State, whilst construction works are taking place.

This Order will be required to accommodate construction activities within the area and to ensure safely
Alternative routes will be signposted, as indicated by the blue line on the map below.
If you would like further information about the work being undertaken please contact Dorset Highways Improvements on 01305 228257. For Rights of Way enquiries contact the Senior Ranger on 01258 456970.
12th February 2020
JOHN SELLGREN, Executive Director for Place, County Hall, DORCHESTER, Dorset, DT1 1XJ. Any person who uses or permits the use of the above stated footpaths in contravention of the order will be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1000.

footpaths Gillingham
The affected footpaths in Gillingham.
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