AS THE continuing improvements to a busy Poole road move on, work has started on another junction.

This phase of the rolling programme of pedestrian, cycling and traffic improvements in Ashley Road, Parkstone is scheduled to take three months and will cause some disruption to drivers.

The £1million pedestrian, cycling and traffic work in Ashley Road, Parkstone is part of the £12.1m Three Towns Travel scheme and work has moved onto the Richmond Road junction.

It includes renewing kerb lines and surfacing to make crossing easier for disabled people and those with pushchairs, improving cycling facilities, replacing traffic lights and removing the banned left turn for vehicles from Churchill Road into Ashley Road.

Borough of Poole has said that to ensure work can be completed as quickly as possible, access to Churchill Road is restricted to one way traffic for the three-months.

“These works are moving on at a pace and local people should soon see some initial improvements to Ashley Road,” said Julian McLaughlin, head of transportation services.

“Once Richmond Road is completed we are taking the opportunity while we are on site to carry out additional re-surfacing on other parts of Ashley Road, from Mansfield Road towards Jubilee Road.

“We recognise that there will be some disruption to road users during the next phase of works and would like to thank everyone for their patience while they are carried out.”

Temporary signals will be used to allow re-surfacing to take place and a closure of Churchill and Richmond Roads will be required for a few days toward the end of the works. Further work will take place in the autumn in the central area, between Jubilee Road and Albert Road.