£4 million cash boost to maintain roads across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Posted on Monday 6 July 2020

People travelling across the conurbation are set to benefit after BCP Council was awarded £4.185 million in government funding following a successful Challenge Fund Bid submitted last year.

The funding enables additional key maintenance to be carried out at a number of locations across the BCP area, over and above work already programmed in as part of the Local Transport Plan.

Councillor Andy Hadley, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Infrastructure at BCP Council, said: “I am delighted that we have been awarded this additional money. It means that we can make important improvements to our local road network,

“The money will be spent on improving the maintenance and appearance of roads in a number of locations, that connect residential areas, commercial centres and community facilities to one another. It also complements the work we are progressing under our Transforming Travel programme, which seeks to promote sustainable forms of transport through new walking and cycling infrastructure, helping to free up our roads from traffic.”

The investment includes remedial works to 4.23 km of highway at six locations and also includes pavement improvements and traffic signal refurbishment at three locations. Works will complement the proposed Transforming Travel corridors set to be delivered over the next three years, existing maintenance programmes and Local Transport Plan initiatives to be completed by March 2021.

The six locations are:

  • A35 Commercial Road in Poole
  • A3060 Castle Lane West
  • A35 Poole Road in Branksome
  • A35 Christchurch Road in Boscombe
  • A341 Wimborne Road in Northbourne
  • A35 Somerford Roundabout in Christchurch

Find out more information about the government’s Challenge Fund scheme

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