Lyndhurst traffic

‘Near-miss’ accidents revealed in survey by village road safety campaigners

A SURVEY conducted by concerned Lyndhurst residents has highlighted worrying traffic issues including a string of near-misses in one part of the village. Rashmi Stacey teamed up with other locals to create the Campaign for...
A338 roadworks

Overnight closures mark start of new A338 Blackwater junction work

OVERNIGHT lane closures started last night to mark the start of work on a new A338 junction scheme running into next year. It came just as authorities are celebrating reopening of the full A338/Blackwater Junction...
Ashurst railway death

Man killed after being hit by train near New Forest railway station

A PERSON was killed on the New Forest railway line after being struck by a train in Ashurst. The casualty, who was confirmed dead at the scene, was a man in his 30s, British Transport...
Holmsley Bridge

Drivers face four-week closures on A35 for bridge works

ONE of the main routes through the New Forest used by thousands of drivers every day could be closed for up to four weeks at a time while the worn-out Holmsley Bridge is replaced. The...
Minstead roadworks

Cattlegrid works to shut off village link to main road for a week

MINSTEAD roadworks are due to shut a route all week from 8pm tonight (Monday) while improvements are made to a cattle grid. Lyndhurst Road between the A31 and Seamans Corner will be closed off by...
A31 M27 closures

Drivers warned of closures to main route through the New Forest

A STRETCH of the A31 and M27 will be closed overnight for much of July for resurfacing works. The westbound carriageway from Junction 2 of the M27 to Ringwood will be affected from Monday 8th...

No to cycle lanes on A338 at Ringwood in wake of fatal

TRAFFIC chiefs have ruled out putting a cycle lane on the busy A338 dual carriageway near Ringwood in the wake of a fatal accident. Christopher Gibbs (30) was riding home from work on the unlit...
M27 closure

Motorists warned of M27 closure for 1,000-tonne bridge replacement

MOTORISTS using the M27 face another weekend closure for a new bridge deck weighing over 1,000 tonnes to be lifted into place in a spectacular operation near Romsey. Major diversions will be in place between...

Main road laybys set to disappear as new detail puts brakes on opposition

LAYBYS on two New Forest main roads are set to disappear after Brockenhurst councillors put the brakes on an opposition campaign. As reported in the A&T, gravelled areas on the A35 at Markway Hill between...
Taxi safeguarding rules

Taxi drivers must pass extra ‘safeguarding’ test after national abuse cases

NEW FOREST taxi drivers will have to pass a new “safeguarding” test before being granted a licence, under new rules. New cabbies and those refreshing their licences must now undergo a training programme and pass...
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