Bournemouth, Latest News | Posted: Thursday, June 18th, 2020 at 3:05 pm | return to news

Major works to begin at Wallisdown

People will need to allow extra time for their journey if they are travelling to Bournemouth via Wallisdown from next week.

Boundary roundabout 3-D visualisation
Boundary roundabout 3-D visualisation

From Monday 29 June, Boundary Road will be closed for approximately 10 weeks. Road users travelling along Wallisdown Road will be redirected via a two-way system on the southern side of Boundary Roundabout.

The section of Talbot Avenue between Boundary and Talbot Roundabouts will be reduced from four lanes to two.

Council Leader Vikki Slade, said, “We are keen to progress with these essential works as soon as possible and while traffic levels have not yet fully returned to their pre Covid-19 levels. As a location that has been especially problematic, this scheme will deliver safer facilities for residents, especially pedestrians and cyclists. Over the long term it will also encourage the use of greener, healthier and environmentally friendly modes of transport between our towns.”

Cllr Slade added that she would encourage people to make use of the Beryl Bike share scheme.

The works involve making the roundabout safer by replacing it with a new smaller roundabout to encourage lower traffic speeds, increased accessibility for people on foot and bike by introducing toucan crossings on the Wallisdown Road and Boundary Road arms and relocating the existing crossing on Talbot Avenue, closer to the roundabout.  All the measures together will help reduce the large number of cycle collisions that have occurred in the area.

These works are being funded by a £1.6m Local Growth Fund investment from Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (Dorset LEP) together with £313,400 from BCP Council.

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