Wallisdown corridor improvements
The Wallisdown Corridor is currently the focus of a series of major infrastructure investment schemes. Together they will improve access along this key route, provide better transport links between our towns and support the growth of the local economy. They will also contribute towards reducing journey times and improving safety, whilst also providing a better public realm for residents and encouraging more people to travel sustainably.
Read the Wallisdown Road improvements summary survey report.
Wallisdown Road West
Work on the second phase at Wallisdown Road West begins in June 2022.
Work on this second phase, between Scott Road and Bryant Road will commence on 13 June 2022. It is anticipated that the works will take six months to complete.
The walking and cycling improvements include:
- Widening and resurfacing of the northern footway.
- A two-way cycle track on the southern side of the road to the junction with Sunnymoor Road.
- A shared path between Sunnymoor Road and Bryant Road (due to substantial trees that restrict the available width).
- A new controlled crossing between Astbury Avenue and Sunnymoor Road.
View the scheme plans for the second phase of works.
Work to install a new drainage system will commence in June with minimal impact on traffic movements. There will then be a break during the summer holiday season and work will recommence in September.
The works in September will require temporary traffic signals and several temporary road closures. Businesses and residents will be informed prior to commencement of works.
The final phase of the works (between Benbow Crescent and Scott Road) is likely to commence in Spring 2023 and involves:
- Repositioning the existing crossing and Bus stops at Canford Avenue.
- A two way cycle track on both sides of the road.
- Landscaping works.
The Wallisdown West improvements support BCP Council’s priorities for a greener and more sustainable environment. The improvements will encourage more people to choose healthier and more environmentally friendly travel options, by improving accessibility and safety.
This page will be updated with the latest traffic management and project information.
Works to the roundabout and approach roads were completed in Spring 2021. This scheme was developed to reduce collisions on the roundabout and enhance pedestrian and cycle facilities. These works included;
- Replacing the existing roundabout with a smaller one to reduce traffic speeds and improve safety.
- New and widened footpaths/cycleways.
- Three new pedestrian/cyclist crossings.
- Improved bus stop facilities and street lighting.
Landscaping works are ongoing in this area.
Wallisdown Road (University to crossroads)
The works from the Wallisdown roundabout to the University roundabout were completed in spring 2020. The scheme included new and improved bus layby facilities, a shared footway/cycleway, new and upgraded crossings as well as side road entry treatments to Alton Road and Talbot Drive. The final stage of the project involved full-depth reconstruction of the carriageway surface which was in a poor condition.
The first phase of works along Wallisdown Road on its western end are nearing completion with the final two phases planned to commence early 2022.
Wallisdown Road West
This scheme focuses on the western part of Wallisdown Road, between Mountbatten Arms roundabout and Bryant Road.
The first phase of the works between Mountbatten Arms roundabout and Benbow Crescent is substantially complete.
This has seen;
- A two way cycleway constructed on both sides of the road.
- An additional toucan crossing has been installed next to Discovery Court. the speed limit has been reduced to 30mph.
- The cycleway is scheduled to be coloured red next month.
- The carriageway resurfaced.
- Landscaping works will take place in the Autumn, which is the best time for tree installation.
- Bus shelters will be installed.
Wallisdown Road (East)
Plans for this phase are currently being developed for the area from Boundary Roundabout to University Roundabout. This phase is to include new cycle and pedestrian facilities linking the existing facilities on Wallisdown Road and Boundary Roundabout together.
Plans for this phase are in early development and will aim to continue the improved provisions along Wallisdown Road.
We are carrying out these improvements with additional government funding from the Local Transport Plan (LTP) capital programme, the National Productivity Investment Fund, Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal Fund and the Transforming Cities Fund.
Transforming Travel’s TCF programme encompasses a huge range of projects and schemes, from wayfinding installations and bike hire to new cycle and walking routes and improving bus journeys.
Whilst the Wallisdown Road improvements are not part of the TCF programme, the changes link in with their improvements to the new sustainable transport network that is reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality and offering eco-friendly, safe, healthy and quick journeys to work, education and leisure.
Wallisdown Road master plans
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