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Rigler Road to Hinchliffe Road and Blandford Close

Construction on the sustainable travel improvements at Rigler Road, Poole is now underway.

It marks the start of work on 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 will be undertaken in two phases:

Phase one (estimated start/completion dates: 16 August to late November 2021) – Rigler Road:

  • Cycle lane ‘separators’ (flexible poles) will be 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
  • A new shared use path will be constructed from Rigler Road through the Holes Bay regeneration site between Eccles Road and Blandford Road and around the Hamworthy Recreation Ground. It will link with the existing bridleway from the BMX track and Hamworthy Allotments which will be tarmacked up to Blandford Close near Cornerstone Academy
  • The existing path on Rigler Road will be locally widened at the existing refuge island to link to the new shared use path 

Only minor impact on traffic is expected during these works.

Phase two (estimated start/completion dates: spring 2022 to summer 2022) – Hinchcliffe Road and Blandford Close:

  • 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: