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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.

Phase 2 was completed in 2023 (from Bryant Road to Scott Road)

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 3 is scheduled to commence 17 June 2024.

We will be starting works on the northern side of Wallisdown Road in the verge area from Turbary Common to Canford Avenue.

During construction, footpaths will be temporarily closed to pedestrians at various times. 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.

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

We aim to complete this phase as soon as possible and appreciate your patience during the works.


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


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