Contractors are now half way through the £3.9 million improvement works being carried out at Gravel Hill (A349) in Poole.
The next phase of work by the council’s construction team involves the completion of the new kerbs and surfacing of the Queen Anne Drive junction and installation of replacement traffic signals. Mildren Construction are completing the major drainage works prior to reconstructing a section of the carriageway and surfacing the new shared footway/cycle lane.
John Rice, Engineering Manager, Borough of Poole, said: “This improvement scheme kick started the £23.3 million investment in Poole’s infrastructure so it is important that we got off to a good start and continued this through the works programme. We are now currently half way through these works on Gravel Hill and are really pleased with how the works are progressing and the use of the temporary measures we have put in place to minimise disruption to road users.
“Although some works may continue up until the end of January we are currently on schedule to re-open the road by the end of November. We would like to thank everyone for their patience during these works.”
These improvements, funded through Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership’s local growth deal, are part of a much wider co-ordinated programme that will see the A31 to the Port of Poole benefit from significant investment over the next few years.