This page details notification of Road Works & Closures as received by the YRIPC.


DORSET COUNCIL has issued a Notice under Section 14 [2] of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 as amended. All vehicles will be
prohibited from proceeding along BRISTER END, YETMINSTER between its junction with Alton Mead Lane and Windyridge a distance
of approximately 300 metres. The Notice is needed in order 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 came into operation on 22 September
2022 and can remain in force for up to 21 days, however it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 26 September 2022.

This Notice will enable Wessex Water safe access to carry out emergency works to repair a leaking service.

The alternative route, which will be sign posted is as follows: C45 – Chetnole Road – Yetminster Road – Melbury Road – High Street

Water mains replacement work, Church Street, Yetminster 15th August for 10 weeks
Wessex Water are replacing ageing water mains in Church Street and Mill Lane, Yetminster. This will ensure you continue to have a reliable water supply for many years to come.

How will the work affect you?
The project will start on Monday 15 August 2022 for approximately 10 weeks.

  • From Monday 15 August – A temporary compound area will be set up within a field just off Melbury Road.
  • From Monday 22 August – A road closure will be in place between Cross Farmhouse on Church Street and 6 Mill Lane until 14 October. Access will still be maintained for residents and visitors to the health centre, village hall and church, although at times we may ask you to use the diversion route through Birch Lane depending on where we are working.

Work will take place between the hours of 07:30am and 17:00pm on Monday to Friday. There may be some noise disruption during this work, but we will do our best to keep it to a minimum where possible.

What should you do?
You don’t need to do anything. You can continue to use your water supply as normal while we carry out this essential work unless we tell you otherwise.

Need some extra support?
We know that some customers need extra help due to age, ill health, a disability, mental illness or additional needs. This may include easy access to water during a leak or outage, help reading your meter, or setting up a password for when we visit. You can register for Priority Services on our website at or call us on the number below.

Anything else you need to know?
If you have any questions, please call our customer services team on 0345 600 4 600 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, emergencies at other times). There is also plenty of advice online including frequently asked questions and help from our web chat team. Visit

Further Information

For further details on road closures contact the Dorset Council Traffic Team on  01305 221020 or the company undertaking the works

You can view the Dorset Council roadworks, closures and events map by clicking here

Last updated 23/09/2022 DIT