Transport

Accelerated resurfacing work for Poole Road likely to cause major disruption for 3-4 days

By Staff Reporter [email protected]

Published: November 9, 2020 | Updated: 10th November 2020

Major disruption is expected when resurfacing work is carried out on one of Poole’s busiest roads later this month.

Up to four days of resurfacing operations are to take place in Poole Road from the junction of Bourne Valley Road to Pottery Junction from Tuesday November 24 to Friday November 27.

The work will be carried out in a series of phased road closures with no access for through traffic between Liverpool Victoria/County Gates Gyratory and Pottery Junction for the duration of the scheme.

Different diversions will be in place for each phase of the works.

Two surfacing teams will work double shifts and throughout the night with the aim of completing the work in three to four days.

Phase 1:  Bourne Valley Road to St Aldhelm’s Road
7am, Tuesday November 24 to 6am, Wednesday November 25
Diversion: County Gates Gyratory, Lindsay Road, St Aldhelm’s Road, Poole Road.
Local diversions will be available for residents via Eagle Road and Princess Road.

Phase 2:  St Aldhelm’s Road to Cromer Road
7am, Wednesday November 25 to 6am, Thursday November 26

Diversion: County Gates Gyratory, Lindsay Road, Leicester Road, Penn Hill Avenue, St Osmunds Road, Bournemouth Road.

Phase 3:  Cromer Road to Branksome Parade
7am, Thursday November 26 to 6am, Friday November 27
Diversion: Bournemouth Road, St Osmunds Road, Penn Hill Avenue, Leicester Road, Lindsay Road, County Gates Gyratory.

Additional temporary diversions may be required during the same works period to adjust traffic signals at Bourne Valley Road (off-peak hours).

Works may be interrupted by wet weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

If that’s the case then alternative works will take place from Tuesday December 1 to Friday December 4.

Cllr Mike Greene, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability at BCP Council, pictured left, said: “We know that local people care deeply about the state of our roads, as do we, and our successful Challenge Fund bid has allowed us to address key areas of concern across the conurbation.

“We understand the frustrations that such works can cause and for this reason we have put in place an accelerated programme that minimises disruption, working through the night (with noisier work undertaken during daylight hours) and aiming to complete a works programme that would normally take a week in just three or four days.

“We apologise for the inconvenience but we are excited to continue to invest in infrastructure that will benefit local residents, commuters and visitors for many years to come; creating a safer, quieter and more efficient road network to complement our continuing efforts to encourage sustainable travel through our ongoing Transforming Travel initiative.”

The works have been made possible by funding from the Department for Transport after BCP Council’s successful Challenge Fund Bid (submitted in 2019 but only confirmed in July).

The resurfacing of Poole Road was specifically identified within that bid.

For further details of the scheme, including maps and diversions, see www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/highwaymaintenance

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