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Rigler Road to Hinchliffe Road and Blandford Close

Construction of Phase One of the sustainable travel improvements on Rigler Road, through the Holes Bay development area in Hamworthy, has now been completed.

Flexible wands on Rigler Road                        New tarmacked path by Hamworthy Football ClubCompetion duo

Phase two of the route, to the rear of Cornerstone Academy linking to Hinchcliff Road, is due to commence in the Summer of 2022.

This work is the first part of a new walking and cycling route, creating a healthy and eco- friendly way of travelling between Poole town centre and Holton Heath 

Rigler Rd Map

What is happening:

Work is being undertaken in two phases:

Phase one – Rigler Road, through Holes Bay Development Area to Blanford Close: Completed

A new, fully tarmacked, shared use path has been constructed from Rigler Road through the proposed Holes Bay regeneration site. It runs from a new entrance west of Eccles Road, around the Hamworthy Football Club and Recreation Ground, to Blandford Close

  • New solar powered low level lighting has been installed along the length of this new route
  • Cycle lane ‘separators’ (flexible poles) have been installed along the existing on-road cycle lanes on both sides of Rigler Road from the Eccles Road junction to Twin Sails bridge to protect cyclists from road traffic
  • The entrance to the new shared use path on Rigler Road has been widened at the existing refuge island to make crossing into the new path, safer. 

Phase two – Hinchcliffe Road and Blandford Close: estimated start/completion summer 2022 to autumn 2022

  • The existing bridleway behind Cornerstone Academy linking to Hinchliffe Road will be upgraded with a tarmacked surface and improved drainage 
  • Junction improvements at Blandford Close

Plans for these improvements were informed by responses gathered during public engagement late 2020, and formal consultation which ran from 24 February to 31 March this year.

Reports summarising the results are available via the links below: