One of the busiest roads in Poole is set to benefit from extensive resurfacing work. Lindsay Road is the latest key route to be upgraded in Poole and is part of a programme to improve the condition of a number of arterial routes in the borough.
The Lindsay Road resurfacing scheme will involve replacing the old worn out road surface on both sides of the carriageway with new material. The resurfacing will be done in a series of three coordinated phases that have been designed to allow the work to be carried out in the safest most efficient way whilst minimising the impact on the travelling public.
Lynne Wait, Interim Engineering Manager, Borough of Poole, said: "These major improvements to Lindsay Road represent a significant investment in improving key routes in and out of Poole and is vital to future economic growth.
“We appreciate that these improvements will cause disruption to road users and would ask motorists to plan ahead, allow extra time for their journeys or use an alternative route or method of travel if possible."
Cllr Ian Potter, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Planning, Regeneration and Transportation, Borough of Poole, said: "This is a much-needed investment into our road network ensuring they remain fit for purpose for years to come. These improvements form part of our extensive road resurfacing programme, which is responding to residents' requests to improve roads and pavements in Poole.
"Unfortunately we anticipate some disruption in the area and would encourage the travelling public to take appropriate action giving themselves more time for travel or using other forms of transport. We all look forward to the completion of these works and seeing a much improved road surface."
Phase one of the resurfacing work on Lindsay Road will start from 7am Sunday 29th July to 6am Monday 30th July with a full road closure from County Gates gyratory to and including the junction with Burton Road. The rest of Lindsay Road will operate as normal.
Phase two will see a westbound lane closure from 6am Monday 30th July to 6am Saturday 4th August from County Gates to St Aldhelm’s Road. Resurfacing work will be carried out on both sides of the road, but to help traffic flow one side of the carriageway will remain open to allow eastbound vehicles to continue to use the road although some delays have to be expected. This temporary restriction will be in force 24 hours a day 7 days a week until completion.
The official diversion route for westbound traffic will be via the A35 Poole Road. For safety reasons, the side road junctions adjoining Lindsay Road will also be closed for the duration of the works. This will include Wilderton Road and Wilderton Road East.
The Lindsay Road entrance to Tesco car park will also be closed for the duration for safety reasons. The Poole Road entrance will remain open as usual.
Phase three has a road closure northbound from Leicester Road to St Aldhelms Road effective from 6am Monday 6th August to Friday 10th August.
The diversion route for northbound traffic coming from Penn Hill will be via Leicester Road, Western Road and The Avenue. Canford Cliffs Road will also be open as an alternative route.
Public notices and signs have been placed this week and residents have been fully informed of the works. Businesses have also been consulted and will be open as usual.
The cost of the works are £380,000.
Find out more about the works here.