Boundary Roundabout Improvement Scheme
Boundary Roundabout is the focus of a major infrastructure improvement and investment scheme.
Works to improve Boundary Roundabout are due to commence in 2020. Some preliminary works have already been started on Wallisdown Road, making use of the closure put in place for the carriageway reconstruction works. The improvements all form part of a wider scheme to create better transport links across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
The main objectives of the scheme are 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.
These works will 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
Providing local residents with an indication of what the scheme will look like when completed, a 3D visualisation for the future Boundary Roundabout is available to view here.
A detailed plan for works happening in the area is also available. You can download it here.
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.
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.