Boundary Roundabout Improvement Scheme

Boundary Roundabout is the focus of a major infrastructure improvement and investment scheme.

The improvements to Boundary Roundabout form part of a wider scheme to create better transport links across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

The main objectives of this scheme is to reduce collisions, improve cycle and pedestrian facilities to encourage sustainable travel at Boundary Roundabout and adjoining Roads; Talbot Avenue, Boundary Road, Wallisdown Road and Gillett Road, Bournemouth.

Requiring the closure of Boundary Road, Phase 1 of the works commenced on June 22. This phase was completed week beginning 31 August, slightly ahead of schedule. 

Phase 2 commenced on Tuesday 2 September, with work moving to the south side of the roundabout. During this phase Boundary Road has remained open to northbound traffic heading towards Ensbury Park, but for southbound traffic, heading towards Boundary Roundabout, the road has remained closed at Victoria Park Road, except for local access.

Latest information

To permit a safe working environment, Boundary Road will be closed in both directions to all traffic from Victoria Park Road to Boundary Roundabout from Monday 9 November until Thursday 19 November to enable surfacing works to be completed to the carriageway.

During this time a diversion will be in place. Access will be maintained for people walking and cycling.

Boundary Road diversion route

On Thursday 19 and Friday 20 November surfacing works will be undertaken on Talbot Avenue for two nights between 7pm and 7am.

On Thursday 19 November the south side will be closed to all traffic travelling from east to west.

On Friday 20 November the north side will be closed to all traffic travelling west to east. During this time diversions will be in place.

Please note that these works are weather dependant and subject to change. If a change to these dates is required updates will be provided at the earliest opportunity.

Once this surfacing work has been completed traffic will continue to be reduced to a single lane on Talbot Avenue in both directions between Boundary and Talbot roundabouts.

Gillet Road will remain closed for the duration of the works which are due to be completed in spring 2021.

The works around Boundary Roundabout include:

  • removing the existing roundabout and replacing it with a smaller one to reduce traffic speeds and improve safety
  • installing Toucan Crossings on Wallisdown Road and Boundary Road near to the roundabout to provide safer controlled crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists
  • installing combined footpaths/cycleways around the roundabout
  • removing the existing pedestrian crossing on Talbot Avenue and replacing it with a toucan crossing closer to the roundabout
  • widening the footpath on the north-side of Talbot Avenue to create a combined footpath/cycleway between Boundary and Talbot Roundabouts
  • improving the existing footpath/cycleway on the south-side of Talbot Avenue
  • installing a side road entry treatment across White Farm Close
  • installing new central island with green living fence on Talbot Avenue
  • landscaping areas and tree planting.

Digital Exhibition

Providing local residents with an indication of what the scheme will look like when completed. See 3D visualisation for the future of Boundary Roundabout

Download a detailed plan of works.


Boundary Roundabout is being transformed thanks to a £1.6 million in funding secured by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) through the Local Growth Fund together with £313,400 from BCP Council.

Local Growth Fund

Local Enterprise Partnerships are playing a vital role in driving forward economic growth across the country, helping to build a country that works for everyone. That’s why by 2021 Government will have invested over £12bn through the Local Growth Fund, allowing LEPs to use their local knowledge to get all areas of the country firing on all cylinders. Analysis has shown that every £1 of Local Growth Fund invested could generate £4.81 in benefits.

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership is a business led private and public sector partnership, promoting local economic growth and prosperity. Dorset LEP deliver projects that support and develop infrastructure, housing, skills, enterprise and business growth to achieve long-term economic benefit for all in Dorset. For more information visit the Dorset LEP website.