Local residents and frequent users of Bournemouth Road in Poole will soon be benefitting from a smoother, quieter road surface following the completion of resurfacing works which take place on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 March.
To complete these works, Bournemouth Road (A35) will be closed to through traffic from the junction of Alexandra Road up to near the Archway Road signal junction from 7.30am on Tuesday 30 March to 6pm on Wednesday 31 March. The main signed diversion route will be along Richmond Road and Ashley Road (B3061).
To limit the degree of disruption within this residential area, the works will be carried out only from 7.30am to 6pm on both days. In addition, a relatively quick-setting ‘warm mix’ asphalt will be used and the work will be split into two phases – beginning at Archway Road and progressing west – to minimise the time that vehicle access to any particular property is restricted.
In a continuation of efforts to coordinate works with local utility companies, BCP Council is timing this work to occur after temporary traffic signals have been removed from Ashley Road. The council will also take the opportunity to address some localised drainage issues at the same time.
Emergency services, local residents and businesses have been contacted and advance warning signs and variable message signage will be in place shortly. Refuse collection days will be unchanged, although collection times may vary. Bus routes will require alteration so passengers are advised to contact operators for details.
These works, in line with the council’s strategy of creating dynamic places – supporting an innovative, successful economy in a great place to live, learn, work and visit – are being funded by Department for Transport via the £2.9 million Pothole Fund. They follow the successful completion of similar resurfacing projects in Ashley Road and Poole Road.
Councillor Mark Anderson, Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cleanliness and Waste at BCP Council, said:
“We apologise to residents and road users for any inconvenience but I’m pleased that we are continuing to take advantage of reduced traffic levels and successful funding bids to improve the quality of our roads, and by doing so enhance the quality of life of people who live and work across the conurbation.”
Councillor Mike Greene, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability, added:
“Investing in our transport infrastructure is essential to our aim of making Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole a place where people and businesses want to be. Our thanks go out to local people for their patience and also to our teams for working so hard to minimise the level of disruption: we really do appreciate it.”
For further details of this scheme, including Q&As, please see bcpcouncil.gov.uk/highwaymaintenance