Wallisdown Corridor Improvements

We are currently undertaking major works to improve Wallisdown Road.

The Wallisdown area, including Wallisdown Roundabout, Wallisdown Road and Boundary Roundabout, is the focus of several major infrastructure investment and improvement schemes.

These schemes aim to 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. Planned works will take place in several phases.

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 are scheduled for completion in the Spring.

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

-       April 2020

We will be carrying out a full depth reconstruction of Wallisdown Road, from Boundary Roundabout to Fern Barrow Road. These essential works will require a full closure of Wallisdown Road for approximately two and half weeks from Saturday 4 April 2020. See latest release.

-       Future works

Design proposals for major improvements to Boundary Roundabout will be available to view at a public exhibition being held in March 2020.

Important travel advice and information

Wallisdown Road, including its junctions with Alton Road and Talbot Drive, will be closed for approximately two and half weeks from Saturday 4 April 2020.

A signposted diversion route will be in place via Boundary Road, Columbia Road and Kinson Road, with additional parking restrictions in place in some areas to enhance traffic flow.

During this time access along Wallisdown Road will be maintained for both pedestrians and cyclists.

Working in partnership with local bike share scheme operator Beryl Bikes, we have also facilitated a 50% discount on all minute riding bundles during this closure. This is offer will only be availble for the first 1000 redemptions.

The discount code WALLISDOWN50 can be used on the Beryl Bikes app will be active from 1 April - 19 April. Beryl Bikes are available for instant hire cycle journeys across Bournemouth and Poole. Download the app.

Both Yellow Buses and morebus will be making alterations to their routes and further information can be found on their websites as well as on social media. 

Funding

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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