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.
The new toucan crossing on Wimborne Road East near the Trickett's Cross roundabout
What is happening
For detailed information on plans for the route please visit Dorset Council’s website.
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 now largely complete. 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. This section has now been completed. Click here to view the design plan.
Phase 3: This covers the section from Cobham Road to West Moors Road. Work is currently underway between West Moors Road and Stanfield Road and is due to finish in late 2023.
Construction of the second part has now started at the junction of Martins Drive and will head west in progressive sections up to Stanfield Road and Ferndown Schools. This is due to finish in late 2023.
The final part of this phase is currently subject to confirmation. Click here to view the design plan.
The new pedestrian crossing on Stapehill Road/Wimborne Road East, opposite the Old Thatch pub
The work will include:
- 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.
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.
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.