Poole road closed for two weeks while £84k work takes place

Bournemouth Echo: Poole road closed for two weeks while £84k work takes place Poole road closed for two weeks while £84k work takes place

A POOLE residential road has been closed for two weeks while an estimated £84,000 of work takes place.

Mossley Avenue, Wallisdown, was closed by Borough of Poole between Astbury Avenue and Alder Road on Monday and is due to re-open on December 20.

John Rice, engineering manager, Borough of Poole, said: “We have temporarily closed Mossley Avenue to enable resurfacing works to be carried out safely. These works are part of our planned maintenance programme and are scheduled to be completed on December 13.

“We also decided to replace the traffic calming cushions at the same time to minimise further disruption to local residents and road users.

“The traffic calming cushions are an important road safety feature and the current ones have come to the end of their working life and show signs of structural failure. The new cushions, which are pairs of bolted down modular speed bumps, will be installed the week commencing December 16.

“We would like to thank local residents and road users for their patience while these improvement works are carried out.”

The road has to be closed to traffic as it is not wide enough to allow a lane closure with temporary signals.

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12:37pm Wed 11 Dec 13

PokesdownMark says...

OMG Echo don't say "Poole road closed...." on the front page. That makes people think that Poole Road is closed. Not *a* road in Poole.
OMG Echo don't say "Poole road closed...." on the front page. That makes people think that Poole Road is closed. Not *a* road in Poole. PokesdownMark

10:43pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Reader Echo says...

Whilst other councils have removed traffic speed humps we now have ‘calming cushions’.

Lets hope that a ‘cushion’ will cause less damage and produce less exhaust pollution than a hump then.
Whilst other councils have removed traffic speed humps we now have ‘calming cushions’. Lets hope that a ‘cushion’ will cause less damage and produce less exhaust pollution than a hump then. Reader Echo

4:42pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Tony Trent says...

Reader Echo wrote:
Whilst other councils have removed traffic speed humps we now have ‘calming cushions’.

Lets hope that a ‘cushion’ will cause less damage and produce less exhaust pollution than a hump then.
If the existing speed humps are causing damage then you're either going too fast or have a duff car. I have used this road, very local to me, regularly for years with no damage. Calming is definately needed on this road as accidents prior to their installation proved. A steady 15 to 20mph is a perfectly reasonable speed to expect to drive on what for most people using the road who are not local - is a rat run.
[quote][p][bold]Reader Echo[/bold] wrote: Whilst other councils have removed traffic speed humps we now have ‘calming cushions’. Lets hope that a ‘cushion’ will cause less damage and produce less exhaust pollution than a hump then.[/p][/quote]If the existing speed humps are causing damage then you're either going too fast or have a duff car. I have used this road, very local to me, regularly for years with no damage. Calming is definately needed on this road as accidents prior to their installation proved. A steady 15 to 20mph is a perfectly reasonable speed to expect to drive on what for most people using the road who are not local - is a rat run. Tony Trent

8:18pm Sat 14 Dec 13

paul.p says...

Why is the local authority resurfacing this road? This shouldn't even be coming out of the budget?
I'll tell you why, Utility companies.
They're the people who say it's the age of the whatever and therefore needs to be dug up and replaced etc. The thing is (if you're motorcyclist you'll probably agree with this) why aren't the utility companies made to put the road back as they found it or even made to resurface instead of a patch?
How many times have you ridden down a road only to have a refilled trench on the riding line or crossing the carriageway, which is either higher (allows for sinkage) or lower than the supposed surface due to 'more sinkage than they thought'

Shame we don't have the space to put all the pipes etc in a big concrete channel like they do in the states...

I will travel to see the newly resurfaced road where I shall meander up and down it half a dozen times if only to ease my cars pain from the bumps....
Why is the local authority resurfacing this road? This shouldn't even be coming out of the budget? I'll tell you why, Utility companies. They're the people who say it's the age of the whatever and therefore needs to be dug up and replaced etc. The thing is (if you're motorcyclist you'll probably agree with this) why aren't the utility companies made to put the road back as they found it or even made to resurface instead of a patch? How many times have you ridden down a road only to have a refilled trench on the riding line or crossing the carriageway, which is either higher (allows for sinkage) or lower than the supposed surface due to 'more sinkage than they thought' Shame we don't have the space to put all the pipes etc in a big concrete channel like they do in the states... I will travel to see the newly resurfaced road where I shall meander up and down it half a dozen times if only to ease my cars pain from the bumps.... paul.p

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