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Fernside Road and Garland Road

A series of walking and cycling improvements are underway in Poole between George Roundabout and Fernside Road that form part of TCF's sustainable travel route between Poole Town Centre to Ferndown and Wimborne.Final fernside pre-post image

(Before and after photos of Fernside Road and St Mary’s Road junction)

What is happening:

Fernside Road, Hunt Road, St Mary's Road (complete)

The first phase of work saw the four-way junction where Fernside Road intersects with Hunt Road and St Mary’s Road undergo significant upgrades to improve safety for school children and pedestrians using this busy junction and improve traffic flow. Improvements include:

  • 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 
  • Dropped kerbs before and after all crossing points to allow people on bikes to cycle from the road to the crossings
  • Resurfaced carriageway and pavements
  • Additional wayfinding signs along St Mary’s Road

     St Mary's and Jolliffe Road

(Photo of Garland Road and St Mary's Road junction)   (Photo of Garland Road and Jolliffe Road junction)

Garland Road (work underway due to be completed September 2022)

St Mary’s Road junction 

The next phase of work will see the junction where St Mary’s Road connects with Garland Road undergo important changes to improve the safety for school children and pedestrians and help traffic flow.

Improvements include:

  • Installing a new mini roundabout
  • Building a parallel crossing over Garland Road
  • Road and pavement resurfacing
  • Replacing the planter on the pedestrianised area of St Mary’s Road with a tree to allow cyclists and walkers to stay in line

Jolliffe Road junction 

Further sustainable travel improvements on Garland Road at the junction with Joliffe Road are being undertaken simultaneously. Funded by the Local Transport Plan (LTP) work includes:

  • Installing a new ‘raised table’
  • Installing a new zebra crossing on Garland Road
  • Removing the existing refuge island on Joliffe Road and narrowing the carriageway
  • Road and pavement resurfacing

Traffic management: Garland Road

Three-way temporary traffic signals will be in place on Garland Road for the duration of the works. Sections of Garland Road will be closed 2-6 September with a diversion in place - see map below.

Monday 29 Aug - joint closure map

Public consultation

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


 

 

 

 

 

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