The lifting schedule for Poole Bridge will change from Monday 5 March 2012.
Poole Bridge has been working to a temporary lifting schedule to allow work on the new Twin Sails Bridge to finish. These works have now reached a stage where Poole Bridge can implement the new winter lifting schedule.
The temporary 3.30pm bridge lift which has operated since November will be replaced with bridge lifts at 2.15pm and 4pm.
When the Twin Sails Bridge opens it also will follow the winter schedule as part of the operation of a two bridge system. The summer lifting schedule will come into operation from 1 April 2012.
Councillor Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Transportation, Borough of Poole, said: "We are pleased that work on the Twin Sails Bridge is nearly complete. Poole Bridge will operate a new lifting schedule from Monday and we will be using the variable message road signs in the area to direct motorists. We apologise for any inconvenience that this change may cause."
The full schedule of lifting times can be found on boroughofpoole.com/poolebridge.