Roadworks to start on Ashley Road and Poole Road in the New Year as part of Three Towns Travel scheme

Bournemouth Echo: Roadworks to begin on Ashley Road and Poole Road in the New Year as part of Three Towns Travel scheme Roadworks to begin on Ashley Road and Poole Road in the New Year as part of Three Towns Travel scheme

ROAD users have been warned to expect disruptions when the first phases of works to revamp two of Poole’s busiest thoroughfares starts in the New Year.

Roadworks are set to take place on Ashley Road and Poole Road, Borough of Poole says, as part of the £12.1 million Three Towns Travel scheme.

This scheme, funded by national Government, is to improve travel links across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

Engineers start on Ashley Road on January 2, where the first phase of these localised £1m works will be centred around the Mansfield Road junction.

On the same day work is also due to start on Poole Road, where £450,000 of improvements have been identified following public consultation.

Borough of Poole cabinet member Cllr Xena Dion said: “Unfortunately there will be some disruption to road users but we have scheduled the work in such a way as to minimise the impact to the community.

“We would like to thank drivers in advance for their patience and understanding while these improvements are carried out.”

The main Poole Road works and the first phase at Ashley Road are both scheduled for completion in the spring. Further works at key locations will be undertaken later in 2014, Borough of Poole has confirmed.

Poole Road’s improvements include revamping the area in front of the shops opposite John Lewis; altering the parking slightly; adding an additional bus lane that can be used by cyclists, and a shared cycleway linking Lindsay Road to Poole Road along St Aldhem’s Road.

Ashley Road’s improvements include new cycling facilities; the renewal of kerb lines together with carriageway and footway resurfacing; traffic signals replacements, and the removal of the existing banned left turn for vehicles from Mansfield Road into Ashley Road.

Cllr Dion said: “We have carried out extensive consultation with the local community to identify a range of improvement schemes along the main Poole to Bournemouth corridor as part of the Three Towns Travel project.

“I am delighted that these two important schemes are now starting to be delivered and will be of benefit to everyone, whether you walk, cycle, take the car or bus.”

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12:44pm Mon 23 Dec 13

pac31 says...

Traffic nightmare here we come. Just as we get back into the joy,s of work they start on the Ashley rd. Any one who travels a long this main rd during the day will know just how bad it is and then Borough of Poole cabinet member Cllr Xena Dion said: “Unfortunately there will be some disruption to road users but we have scheduled the work in such a way as to minimise the impact to the community.
Some disruption or do you mean THERE will be long delays.
Traffic nightmare here we come. Just as we get back into the joy,s of work they start on the Ashley rd. Any one who travels a long this main rd during the day will know just how bad it is and then Borough of Poole cabinet member Cllr Xena Dion said: “Unfortunately there will be some disruption to road users but we have scheduled the work in such a way as to minimise the impact to the community. Some disruption or do you mean THERE will be long delays. pac31

12:59pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Townee says...

We all know road works = delays and when they are finished there will still be just as much delays as before if not more. The council don't want people to drive a car they want the plebs to ride in buses or ride a bike so they make it as bad as they can for the car driver. It about time they realised they the plebs have got used to their independence and not have to rely on poor public transport.
Long May the car rule.
We all know road works = delays and when they are finished there will still be just as much delays as before if not more. The council don't want people to drive a car they want the plebs to ride in buses or ride a bike so they make it as bad as they can for the car driver. It about time they realised they the plebs have got used to their independence and not have to rely on poor public transport. Long May the car rule. Townee

1:07pm Mon 23 Dec 13

rayc says...

"I am delighted that these two important schemes are now starting to be delivered and will be of benefit to everyone, whether you walk, cycle, take the car or bus.”

On completion of the schemes I'll look forward to the topics in the Echo from members of all of those groups confirming the benefits or otherwise to them.
"I am delighted that these two important schemes are now starting to be delivered and will be of benefit to everyone, whether you walk, cycle, take the car or bus.” On completion of the schemes I'll look forward to the topics in the Echo from members of all of those groups confirming the benefits or otherwise to them. rayc

1:14pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Arthur Maureen says...

Get down there Dion with a shovel and get working!!!!!!!!!!
Get down there Dion with a shovel and get working!!!!!!!!!! Arthur Maureen

2:53pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Peroni says...

Townee wrote:
We all know road works = delays and when they are finished there will still be just as much delays as before if not more. The council don't want people to drive a car they want the plebs to ride in buses or ride a bike so they make it as bad as they can for the car driver. It about time they realised they the plebs have got used to their independence and not have to rely on poor public transport.
Long May the car rule.
The busses are one of the main problems along this route when you get 3 or 4 busses travelling together blocking up the road and roundabouts ....like Branksome ,busses just pull forward and block off totally !
Parking altered slightly at Branksome ? Meaning no parking ?
Extensive consultation ? Not around here !!!
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: We all know road works = delays and when they are finished there will still be just as much delays as before if not more. The council don't want people to drive a car they want the plebs to ride in buses or ride a bike so they make it as bad as they can for the car driver. It about time they realised they the plebs have got used to their independence and not have to rely on poor public transport. Long May the car rule.[/p][/quote]The busses are one of the main problems along this route when you get 3 or 4 busses travelling together blocking up the road and roundabouts ....like Branksome ,busses just pull forward and block off totally ! Parking altered slightly at Branksome ? Meaning no parking ? Extensive consultation ? Not around here !!! Peroni

5:14pm Mon 23 Dec 13

sea poole says...

Arthur, the only shovel Cllr Dion gets is for shovelling s..t!
Arthur, the only shovel Cllr Dion gets is for shovelling s..t! sea poole

8:25am Wed 25 Dec 13

matthew bell says...

I know the hell that is travelling into bournemouth through Ashley Road on a daily basis, a few million £ will not stop 3-4 buses at once seeing us off, heavy goods vehicles & arrogant car drivers cutting you of all the time. Easy solution = ban heavy goods vehicles during working day 8am-6pm & cheaper bus fares at this time = reduction in traffic & accidents!
there quite literally is no other way! No one can argue this as the only solution, so Cllr Dion - GET IT DONE!!!!!
I know the hell that is travelling into bournemouth through Ashley Road on a daily basis, a few million £ will not stop 3-4 buses at once seeing us off, heavy goods vehicles & arrogant car drivers cutting you of all the time. Easy solution = ban heavy goods vehicles during working day 8am-6pm & cheaper bus fares at this time = reduction in traffic & accidents! there quite literally is no other way! No one can argue this as the only solution, so Cllr Dion - GET IT DONE!!!!! matthew bell

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