In August 2017, the Department for Transport awarded the Borough of Poole approximately £2.9M Challenge Fund for highways structural maintenance schemes to be carried out to some of our major roads. A key requirement was for this money to be spent by the end of March 2018.
Wimborne Road was identified along with a number of locations where a structural maintenance scheme was required. The value of this scheme is roughly equivalent to that normally available for the entire annual of budget of the Highways Structural Maintenance Programme and we have the opportunity to carry out far more work that we otherwise would be able to do.
The scheme involves resurfacing most of Wimborne Road from the Fleetsbridge roundabout to the George Roundabout, excluding a section between the signal junctions and Dorchester Road and the New Inn. We will also be taking this opportunity to carry out some highways improvements including the addition of new pedestrian crossing and cycling facilities. The work will be done in three phases with the third phase being carried out later in the year.
Phase one - B3063 Wimborne Road (Kings Close to The George Roundabout)
Completed Thursday 22 March 2018.
Phase two - A35 Wimborne Road (Daisy Close to Fleetsbridge roundabout)
Completed on Thursday 29 March 2018.
Phase three - A35 Wimborne Road (Daisy Close to Kings Close)
Dates to be confirmed, deferred into year 2020/21.
Work will involve resurfacing the carriageway and possible changes to layout. More details about this work will be announced nearer the time when designs are complete. Please note that this work is not part of the Challenge Fund.
Page last updated: 23 June 2020