Leigh Road - Wimborne and Colehill

Transformation and improvement work is to be carried out on Leigh Road and Wimborne Road West, between Brook Road and Canford Bottom Roundabout. 

What we are planning to do

We plan to transform the former trunk road into a safer residential road with:

  • a reduced vehicle speed limit
  • new dedicated cycle lanes
  • improved bus access
  • better pavements for walkers.


Leigh Road has a number of new housing developments being built along its length, so the new project gives the opportunity to improve safety for residents, whilst improving facilities for all road users.

Why we are planning to do this

It will link with existing National Cycle Networks (via the Castleman Trailway) and other established local cycle routes, to provide a continuous, attractive network for cyclists wishing to cycle to key destinations across Dorset.

When we are planning to do it

Preparation is now underway; work on the ground, due to start in January and complete in Autumn 2021, will be delivered by Dorset Council.  It will be rolled out in 400 metre sections to minimise disruption to the public.

Visit the Dorset Council website for further information about the improvements along Leigh Road and Wimborne Road West.