Improving safety and enhancing sustainable travel connectivity, the major infrastructure investment scheme at Dunyeats Road has now been completed.
Following the commencement of works on 22 July 2019, the scheme has seen the existing footway on the north side of Dunyeats road widened and resurfaced to provide a new shared pedestrian and cycle route. In addition to these works, three new pedestrian crossings have been installed near to the junctions of Station Approach, Tudor Road and Water Tower Road.
Giving priority to pedestrians and cyclists, improvements to the junctions with Tudor Road, Lower Golf Links Road, Upper Golf Links Road and Water Tower Road have been made. Pedestrian accesses to Broadstone Middle School have been enlarged and the access road to Broadstone Cemetery has also been upgraded.
Details of the scheme included:
- widening/resurfacing the existing footway on the north side of the road to provide a shared pedestrian/cycle route
- 1 new pedestrian (“Puffin”) crossing near to the junction of Station Approach
- 2 new pedestrian (“Zebra”) crossings near to the junctions of Tudor Road and Water Tower Road
- removal of the existing pedestrian crossing adjacent to Nos.13 and 20 Dunyeats Road
- improvements to the junctions with Tudor Road, Lower Golf Links Road, Upper Golf Links Road and the access road leading to Broadstone Cemetery, these works will provide priority for pedestrians/cyclists travelling along Dunyeats Road
- improvements to the junction with Water Tower Road
- improvements to the pedestrian accesses to Broadstone Middle School
- associated kerb and footway repairs
- street lighting modifications
- improvements to the existing bus stops, re-location of the bus stop adjacent to Broadstone First School and a new bus stop on the south side of the road between Ashwood Drive and Gravel Hill
- resurfacing of the road surface
Councillor Andy Hadley, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Infrastructure at BCP Council, said:
“With safer cycle and pedestrian routes now in operation, we hope that more pupils and guardians travelling to Broadstone First School, Broadstone Middle School and Poole Grammar School will be encouraged to choose healthier forms of travel. This will ensure that students arrive for lessons more relaxed and ready to learn, enhancing their overall learning experience.’’
“By using the new facilities young people will be given a greater understanding of road safety which will stand them in good stead for the rest of their life. Residents can also expect to see that by encouraging sustainable travel, we will be contributing towards reducing congestion and pollution in the area.’’
“I am pleased to see this significant project completed in such a short space of time and I thank local residents and road users for their patience.’’
A simplified plan of the completed scheme can be seen here.
Page last updated: 24 June 2020