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Wimborne Road, Ferndown

Cycling, Walking and Bus Infrastructure Improvements

Work on 4.3km of new cycle and walking improvements along Wimborne Road East and West in Ferndown, between Canford Bottom and Trickett’s Cross Roundabouts, is under construction.

The improvements also include new pedestrian and cycle crossings, junction improvements and bus route infrastructure upgrades and form part of the new sustainable travel route between Poole town centre, Ferndown and Wimborne.

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What are we going to do 

The work is being carried out by Hanson Contracting on behalf of Dorset Council and full details of the project plan can be seen here

This project is being broken down into three phases:

Phase 1: 1.5km section of Wimborne Road West from Canford Bottom Roundabout to Cobham Road. Work started in early March 2022 and is due to complete in autumn 2022. Click here to view the design plan.

Phase 2: Covers the section of Wimborne Road East between Trickett's Cross Roundabout and West Moors Road. Work started at the end of March 2022 and is due to complete this autumn. Click here to view the design plan.

Phase 3: Links the two above sections of Wimborne Road West and East from Cobham Road to West Moors Road.  Construction is due to start on 17 October 2022. Click here to view the design plan.

The work and entire sustainable travel route is expected to complete by winter 2023. 

  • Building a combination of new shared use and segregated cycling and pedestrian lanes along the length of Wimborne Road West and East.
  • Upgrading key bus stops along the route with new shelters and raised curbs for easier access along with real-time service information boards.
  • Improved junctions along the length of the road including a re-designed junction at Cobham Road.  The dedicated left turn lane will remain in place.
  • New crossings including segregated cycle and pedestrian crossings.
  • Improved wayfinding signage for pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooter users.

Traffic management:

During these works there will be a need for traffic control measures, including lane closures and diversions. This page will be updated with the latest traffic management and project information. You can stay up to date with the latest news by signing up to our Transforming Travel newsletter and following us on social media.

Public consultation

Plans for these improvements were informed by responses gathered during public engagement late 2020 and formal consultation which ran 10 May to 14 June 2021.  All responses were analysed and helped shape the final scheme designs. 

A report summarising the results of consultation for the Canford Bottom Roundabout – Cobham Road route is available here, the West Moors Road – Trickett’s Cross Roundabout route here and the Cobham Road - West Moors Road is available here.

A ‘responses to consultation’ report for the Canford Bottom Roundabout – Cobham Road route is available here, the West Moors Road – Trickett’s Cross Roundabout is route here and the Cobham Road - West Moors Road is available here.

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