Wallisdown Corridor Improvements

A series of major infrastructure investment and improvement schemes are being delivered in the Wallisdown area.

The Wallisdown Corridor is the focus of several major schemes which will improve access along this key local transport route and form part of a wider vision for linking up the conurbation. They will also contribute towards reducing journey times, improving safety, whilst also providing a better public realm for residents and encouraging the use of sustainable transport.

What’s happening?

January 2019

This initial phase of works included advanced vegetation clearance and maintenance work on Wallisdown Road.

Autumn 2019/Spring 2020

In Autumn last year works to create a new shared path on the south side of the road between Talbot Drive and University Roundabout began. These works were completed in the Spring.

During this time, advanced works were also carried out at Boundary Roundabout in preparation for future improvement works.

May 2020

Starting on Monday 11 May, the latest phase of major infrastructure improvements to the Wallisdown area included the full depth reconstruction of carriageway from Wallisdown Roundabout to Fern Barrow Road. This phase finished ahead of the estimated completion date of Wednesday 28 May under a two week closure.  

June 2020

Major improvements to Boundary Roundabout began on June 22. 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.

From Monday 29 June, this will require the closure of Boundary Road for approximately 10 weeks. Find out more.


During the latest phase of works we've implemented all possible mitigation actions on site to reduce the risk of transmission. 

Walking and Cycling

During these ongoing improvements, please consider walking or cycling to avoid any disruption. 

A healthier and more environmentally friendly form of travel, Beryl Bikes are available for instant hire across Bournemouth and Poole. Simply download the Beryl Bike app and search for the nearest available bike.

Beryl’s safe use during covid19 guide is also available here.


We are carrying out these improvements with additional government funding from the Local Transport Plan (LTP) capital programme, the National Productivity Investment Fund and Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal Fund.

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