A338 to Bournemouth

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A338 to Bournemouth

Postby IanMcL » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:30 pm

There are roadworks on the dual carriageway before the Cooper Dean roundabout, starting by the Christchurch/Airport turn. Add time....up to 30 mins!

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby tim_noone » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:37 pm

IanMcL wrote:There are roadworks on the dual carriageway before the Cooper Dean roundabout, starting by the Christchurch/Airport turn. Add time....up to 30 mins!

Set off early...

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby dermotdermot » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:38 pm

The term ‘roadworks’ is an extreme understatement. You could be stuck there for an hour and, if you try to be clever and take an alternate route, it will take you even longer.
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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby Top Claret » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:42 pm

Took me 5hr 10 min from leaving Rossendale to arrive in Bournemouth. Stopped for 35min. I avoided the A338 and hit the sat nav, it took me through the new forest towards Lymington on the solent, and then headed west to Christchurch, then on to Boscombe

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby NewForestClaret » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:20 pm

Don't try taking A35 off the M27. Being Easter you will be stuck in a queue at Lyndhurst for ages. Going into Bournemouth from the east on Saturday is grim. A338 is a no go zone. Best off getting the train to Pokesdown and walk.

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby TheOriginalLongsider » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:56 pm

Easter?

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby Fenwick » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:01 pm

School hols
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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby South West Claret. » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:54 pm

NewForestClaret wrote:Don't try taking A35 off the M27. Being Easter you will be stuck in a queue at Lyndhurst for ages. Going into Bournemouth from the east on Saturday is grim. A338 is a no go zone. Best off getting the train to Pokesdown and walk.


Spot on, driving around the Bournemouth area was always a congested bind in previous years so if there are road works and hold ups I agree with NFC, stop and park up near a selected train station and let the train take the strain as was said.
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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby Top Claret » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:30 am

NewForestClaret wrote:Don't try taking A35 off the M27. Being Easter you will be stuck in a queue at Lyndhurst for ages. Going into Bournemouth from the east on Saturday is grim. A338 is a no go zone. Best off getting the train to Pokesdown and walk.


I didn't drive through Lyndhurst. I took a route through the New Forest which brought me out West of Lyndhurst, on the Christchurch road. I then drove around Christchurch to Boscombe. Took about 25 minutes and I was doing a steady 75mph at one point on the opposite side of the road.

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby South West Claret. » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:43 am

Top Claret wrote:I didn't drive through Lyndhurst. I took a route through the New Forest which brought me out West of Lyndhurst, on the Christchurch road. I then drove around Christchurch to Boscombe. Took about 25 minutes and I was doing a steady 75mph at one point on the opposite side of the road.


What time approximately was that?

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby Leisure » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:54 am

Anyone know if there are hold-ups this morning?

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby South West Claret. » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:21 am

I don’t know how reliable it is but https://www.traffic-update.co.uk/traffi ... emouth.asp

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby Goobs » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:22 am

Top Claret wrote:I didn't drive through Lyndhurst. I took a route through the New Forest which brought me out West of Lyndhurst, on the Christchurch road. I then drove around Christchurch to Boscombe. Took about 25 minutes and I was doing a steady 75mph at one point on the opposite side of the road.

So the moral of the story is if you speed and drive on the wrong side of the road you'll get their quicker. Provided you don't die :lol:

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby dermotdermot » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:30 am

Leisure wrote:Anyone know if there are hold-ups this morning?


There most certainly are.

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby Claretbum » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:40 am

You can come off at ringwood, and it is a straight road to Christchurch, then along barrack road following Bournemouth and boscombe, where you can walk to the ground at kings park. Alternatively catch a train from Christchurch to pokesdown , which is one stop away, and walk from there about 10 to 15 mins. There are still roadworks on the A338 where they are widening the road, you could get held up their for 30 mins, or so.

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby Claretbum » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:41 am

That is walk from Boscombe, not Bournemouth.

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby D8BFC » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:59 am

Leisure wrote:Anyone know if there are hold-ups this morning?


Yes.... frigging nightmare yesterday when we hit them at 2pm stuck in them for 45 mins.

Can imagine it being worse today!!
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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby Top Claret » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:09 am

Goobs wrote:So the moral of the story is if you speed and drive on the wrong side of the road you'll get their quicker. Provided you don't die :lol:


You have to drive on the other side of the road to overtake

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby Top Claret » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:13 am

South West Claret. wrote:What time approximately was that?


Left the main Southampton to Bournemouth Road at 1.45 and arrived in Boscombe 2.05pm, we saw little traffic

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby Top Claret » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:17 am

Best drive down to the south coast ever. The smart motor way is now open north of Stoke and I went down the toll. The A34 and M3 very quite and like I say I avoided the A338.

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby IanMcL » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:03 pm

Long way round that!
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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby NewForestClaret » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:17 pm

Top Claret wrote:Left the main Southampton to Bournemouth Road at 1.45 and arrived in Boscombe 2.05pm, we saw little traffic


Must have been breaking the speed limit pretty much all the way, especially if you went through the Forest or around Lymington. We get a lot of dead ponies and cows with people ignoring the speed limits.

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby NewForestClaret » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:20 pm

Claretbum wrote:You can come off at ringwood, and it is a straight road to Christchurch, then along barrack road following Bournemouth and boscombe, where you can walk to the ground at kings park. Alternatively catch a train from Christchurch to pokesdown , which is one stop away, and walk from there about 10 to 15 mins. There are still roadworks on the A338 where they are widening the road, you could get held up their for 30 mins, or so.


That is generally pretty clogged too on a Saturday. It has been a nightmare down here since the roadworks began. I still think if you are coming down from the north you are better off driving somewhere out of town and getting the train.

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby hampsteadclaret » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:26 pm

Trains are disrupted.

All trains terminating at Winchester.
Replacement bus service to Eastleigh.
At Eastleigh get back on a train to Bournemouth.

- add on about 40 minutes to normal journey.

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby TheOriginalLongsider » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:35 pm

Pain free trip but I was travelling from Cardiff. Avoided the roadworks.

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby Leisure » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:17 pm

NewForestClaret wrote:That is generally pretty clogged too on a Saturday. It has been a nightmare down here since the roadworks began. I still think if you are coming down from the north you are better off driving somewhere out of town and getting the train.


Bit difficult with 50 of us on the bus! :D

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby IanMcL » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:19 pm

I got here at 1.50pm and it added about 35 mins. Assume longer, as it gets nearer KO.

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Re: A338 to Bournemouth

Postby claret wizard » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:02 pm

Google maps detoured us through the New Forest and we joined the roadworks right at the end. No added time, 90 mins from Heathrow.


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