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Fernside Road, Poole

A series of walking and cycling improvements are planned between George Roundabout and Fernside Road  that form part of TCF's sustainable travel route between Poole Town Centre to Ferndown and Wimborne.

The work started on 21 February 2022 and complete in April 2022.

A pedestrian crossing Hunt RoadPedestrians crossing Fernside Road

Current crossing provision across Hunt Road (top image) and Fernside Road (bottom image).

What is happening:

The first phase of work will see the four-way junction where Fernside Road intersects with Hunt Road and St Mary’s Road in Poole undergo significant upgrades to improve safety for school children and pedestrians using this busy junction as well as improve traffic flow. The junction improvements will link in with further sustainable travel improvements proposed along St Mary’s Road including upgrades to the junctions at Garland Road and Shaftsbury Road.

What are we going to do:

  • Installing new toucan crossings (which have space for both people walking and cycling to cross at the same time) on all arms of the four-way junction 
  • Constructing dropped kerbs before and after all crossing points to allow people on bikes to cycle from the road to the crossings
  • Resurfacing the carriageway and pavements
  • Installing additional wayfinding signs along St Mary’s Road

View the design plans here.

Public consultation

Public consultation on Transforming Cities Fund programme’s Fernside Road plans was held 10 May to 14 June 2021. All responses were analysed and helped shaped the final scheme designs. A report summarising the results of consultation is available here and responses to issues raised here. 

Road closures

To enable the works to take place safely and efficiently the following temporary traffic management will be in place:

  • Fernside Road, and the St Mary’s Road and Hunt Road side roads: 26 and 27 March

Traffic lights:

Traffic cones and temporary traffic lights will be used as required at the Fernside Road, St Mary’s Road and Hunt Road junction: 6 to 25 March.

Residents, businesses and schools affected by road closures will be notified beforehand.

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