Congestion likely as traffic signals work takes place at Wimborne Road junction in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: Weeks of rush-hour congestion ahead due to traffic signals work in Poole Weeks of rush-hour congestion ahead due to traffic signals work in Poole

WORK to upgrade traffic signals at a busy Poole junction is due to start on Monday, April 14, and is likely to cause peak time congestion.

The £100,000 scheme at the Wimborne Road junction with Dorchester Road and Vicarage Road includes the replacement of the current signals, which have come to the end of their working life.

During the refurbishment, which is due to be completed by June 6, temporary signals will be used.

They are likely to cause delays at peak times and Borough of Poole is encouraging motorists to use other routes.

Councillor Ian Potter, cabinet portfolio holder for transport, Borough of Poole, said: “It is important that we upgrade these signals and provide additional enhancements at this busy junction which will benefit all road users. We have programmed the works in a way which is least disruptive to motorists.

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

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10:12am Sat 5 Apr 14

sea poole says...

All the recent and in some cases on-going disruptions e.g. Civic Centre, Sandbanks Rd, Ashley Rd etc, etc remind me of the classic Goons comment 'It's all part of the council's plan to dig up the roads and congest traffic scheme...' One begins to think that the never-ending disruptions are part of that plan
All the recent and in some cases on-going disruptions e.g. Civic Centre, Sandbanks Rd, Ashley Rd etc, etc remind me of the classic Goons comment 'It's all part of the council's plan to dig up the roads and congest traffic scheme...' One begins to think that the never-ending disruptions are part of that plan sea poole
  • Score: 12

10:30am Sat 5 Apr 14

60plus says...

Great just in time for Easter and Whit bank holiday good planning,how to drive visitors away ask Poole council,
Great just in time for Easter and Whit bank holiday good planning,how to drive visitors away ask Poole council, 60plus
  • Score: 15

10:38am Sat 5 Apr 14

muscliffman says...

Perhaps we should all be a little uneasy about the 'benefit all road users' bit from the Council. This work is not being carried out under the Government funded but so far disastrous 'Three Towns Travel' anti-motorist scheme by chance?

And how the heck can it take so many weeks of work to stick up a few new traffic lights, even at a complex junction they always used to be installed and commissioned inside of a week.
Perhaps we should all be a little uneasy about the 'benefit all road users' bit from the Council. This work is not being carried out under the Government funded but so far disastrous 'Three Towns Travel' anti-motorist scheme by chance? And how the heck can it take so many weeks of work to stick up a few new traffic lights, even at a complex junction they always used to be installed and commissioned inside of a week. muscliffman
  • Score: 10

11:10am Sat 5 Apr 14

grazzer says...

l repeatedly find that whenever traffic lights are not working the traffic flows much more smoothly with no congestion and everyone being courteous so why not do away with them cimpletely/
l repeatedly find that whenever traffic lights are not working the traffic flows much more smoothly with no congestion and everyone being courteous so why not do away with them cimpletely/ grazzer
  • Score: 16

11:20am Sat 5 Apr 14

muscliffman says...

grazzer wrote:
l repeatedly find that whenever traffic lights are not working the traffic flows much more smoothly with no congestion and everyone being courteous so why not do away with them cimpletely/
A point noted in some more enlightened places overseas where traffic lights countless signs and most of the road markings have been deliberately removed. People are then able to actually concentrate upon driving and cycling safely!
[quote][p][bold]grazzer[/bold] wrote: l repeatedly find that whenever traffic lights are not working the traffic flows much more smoothly with no congestion and everyone being courteous so why not do away with them cimpletely/[/p][/quote]A point noted in some more enlightened places overseas where traffic lights countless signs and most of the road markings have been deliberately removed. People are then able to actually concentrate upon driving and cycling safely! muscliffman
  • Score: 14

12:50pm Sat 5 Apr 14

smhinto says...

Why not adopt the European initiative and caary most of the work during the night. The Germans do this constantly. This is typical Britain for you!! and typical Council lack of vision and fore-thought.
Why not adopt the European initiative and caary most of the work during the night. The Germans do this constantly. This is typical Britain for you!! and typical Council lack of vision and fore-thought. smhinto
  • Score: 10

4:27pm Sat 5 Apr 14

topofall says...

Funny how all these junction lights are becoming time expired at the same time! No doubt it will be the same as the recent Holes Bay job when nobody was on site half the time.
Funny how all these junction lights are becoming time expired at the same time! No doubt it will be the same as the recent Holes Bay job when nobody was on site half the time. topofall
  • Score: 3

4:39pm Sat 5 Apr 14

dorsetspeed says...

Totally unnecessary, and in the same week as it has been decided to cancel school buses to Lytchett Minster school, as no one will pay the subsidy. Totally clueless.
Totally unnecessary, and in the same week as it has been decided to cancel school buses to Lytchett Minster school, as no one will pay the subsidy. Totally clueless. dorsetspeed
  • Score: 0

5:41pm Sat 5 Apr 14

tbpoole says...

dorsetspeed wrote:
Totally unnecessary, and in the same week as it has been decided to cancel school buses to Lytchett Minster school, as no one will pay the subsidy. Totally clueless.
Sounds like most of your comments......totall
y unnecessary and totally clueless.
[quote][p][bold]dorsetspeed[/bold] wrote: Totally unnecessary, and in the same week as it has been decided to cancel school buses to Lytchett Minster school, as no one will pay the subsidy. Totally clueless.[/p][/quote]Sounds like most of your comments......totall y unnecessary and totally clueless. tbpoole
  • Score: -3

7:00pm Sat 5 Apr 14

EGHH says...

Why does it take so long? Too many tea breaks?
Why does it take so long? Too many tea breaks? EGHH
  • Score: 2

10:51am Sun 6 Apr 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

It's a weeks worth of works. how is it taking 7 times longer? It will no doubt overrun too. The infrastructure is still going to be bad - you can't polish a turd.
It's a weeks worth of works. how is it taking 7 times longer? It will no doubt overrun too. The infrastructure is still going to be bad - you can't polish a turd. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 0

10:21pm Sun 6 Apr 14

sprintervanman says...

assume the 11 comments above are from unemployed/ex road workers who can do the same job in a blink of an eye.
assume the 11 comments above are from unemployed/ex road workers who can do the same job in a blink of an eye. sprintervanman
  • Score: 1

11:09pm Sun 6 Apr 14

tbpoole says...

smhinto wrote:
Why not adopt the European initiative and caary most of the work during the night. The Germans do this constantly. This is typical Britain for you!! and typical Council lack of vision and fore-thought.
Yes I'm sure the nearby residents would appreciate being kept up all night. Perhaps you would like to go down there and explain the benefits to them.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Why not adopt the European initiative and caary most of the work during the night. The Germans do this constantly. This is typical Britain for you!! and typical Council lack of vision and fore-thought.[/p][/quote]Yes I'm sure the nearby residents would appreciate being kept up all night. Perhaps you would like to go down there and explain the benefits to them. tbpoole
  • Score: 2

3:14am Mon 7 Apr 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

sprintervanman wrote:
assume the 11 comments above are from unemployed/ex road workers who can do the same job in a blink of an eye.
Or maybe I'm comparing to a job where 7.5km of freeway was resurfaced in 2nights. Go figure.
[quote][p][bold]sprintervanman[/bold] wrote: assume the 11 comments above are from unemployed/ex road workers who can do the same job in a blink of an eye.[/p][/quote]Or maybe I'm comparing to a job where 7.5km of freeway was resurfaced in 2nights. Go figure. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: -1

8:10am Mon 7 Apr 14

tbpoole says...

Chris@Bmouth wrote:
sprintervanman wrote:
assume the 11 comments above are from unemployed/ex road workers who can do the same job in a blink of an eye.
Or maybe I'm comparing to a job where 7.5km of freeway was resurfaced in 2nights. Go figure.
But it's not a resurfacing job.
[quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sprintervanman[/bold] wrote: assume the 11 comments above are from unemployed/ex road workers who can do the same job in a blink of an eye.[/p][/quote]Or maybe I'm comparing to a job where 7.5km of freeway was resurfaced in 2nights. Go figure.[/p][/quote]But it's not a resurfacing job. tbpoole
  • Score: 1

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