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Wallisdown road west improvement scheme

The next phase of major improvement works on Wallisdown Road.

The next phase of major infrastructure improvements in the Wallisdown area will improve safety and encourage more people to walk or cycle in the area.

This scheme forms part of the wider Wallisdown Corridor improvements and will focus on the western part of Wallisdown Road, from Mountbatten Arms roundabout to Bryant Road Junction. To minimise the impact on local residents and businesses, the scheme will be delivered in a number of phases.

These phases will:

  • introduce new controlled crossings near Sunnymoor Road and reposition the existing crossings at Discovery Court and Canford Avenue
  • install protected cycleways and footpaths along the majority of the route with priority across side roads
  • improve the footpaths along the corridor and narrowing the side roads crossings to improve safety
  • support bus travel with better stops, waiting areas, shelters and live passenger information points
  • reduce the speed limit to 30mph, ensuring lower vehicle speeds and create a safer environment for all road users
  • create a more attractive area for residents with tree planting and landscaping.

Phase 1 was completed in 2020 and 2021, from Mountbatten Arms to Benbow Crescent. 

Initial preparatory drainage improvement works took place in July 2022, ready for the main scheme works of phase 2.

Phase 2 will start in September 2022, from Scott Road to Bryant Road, and last approximately 5 months. The installation of protected cycleways and footpaths will improve safety and encourage more sustainable journeys through the area. Once this is complete the carriageway will be resurfaced.

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.

You can see representations of the planned improvements in our visual exhibition.

Latest updates and information

Phase 2 works are due to start on 12 September 2022.

We have prioritised keeping the road open as much as possible to minimise travel disruption. However there will be some road closures and temporary traffic lights at times.  We encourage you to consider walking or cycling for short journeys whenever possible.  We aim to complete this phase as soon as possible and appreciate your patience during the works.

The current phase of the work will require a temporary 20mph speed limit due to the temporary nature of the carriageway, to ensure the safety of the travelling public and those working on site.

Scott Road will be closed at its junction with Wallisdown Rd for approximately 3 weeks from 19 September 2022.

Wallisdown Road will be closed to westbound traffic between Scott Road and Bryant Road for approximately 10 weeks from October 2022

Details of these closures will be notified in advance via on road signage, BCP consultation web page and social media.


The scheme is part funded by a Local Growth Fund investment from Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (Dorset LEP) and by BCP Council.

Wallisdown Road master plans