MOTORISTS have been warned to expect delays when £338,000 resurfacing works start on one Poole's busiest routes.

Lindsay Road, linking Bournemouth to Poole, will be resurfaced in three phases as part of Borough of Poole's (BOP) ongoing roads programme.

The project starts with a 23-hour full road closure from the County Gates gyratory to the Burton Road junction at the end of July.

From then on, a number of lane closures will be implemented up until the project's anticipated finish date of August 10.

However, BOP transport portfolio holder Cllr Ian Potter warned: "Unfortunately we anticipate some disruption in the area and would encourage the travelling public to take appropriate action giving themselves more time for travel or using other forms of transport."

Phase one of the resurfacing work starts on Sunday, July 29, from 7am, until Monday, July 30, at 6am.

The road will close from County Gates to Burton Road, with the rest of Lindsay Road operating as normal.

Then, phase two means a westbound lane closure, from 7am on Monday, July 30, to 6am on Saturday, August 4, from County Gates to St Aldhelm’s Road.

Resurfacing work will be carried out on both sides of the highway, but to help traffic flow one side of the carriageway will remain open to allow eastbound vehicles to get through. This restriction will be in force 24-hours-a-day until completion.

During phase two of the engineering works the Lindsay Road entrance to Tesco car park will be closed, but the Poole Road entrance will remain open as normal.

The final phase, from 6am on Monday, August 6, until Friday, August 10, will include a road closure northbound from Leicester Road to St Aldhelm's Road.

Diversions will be in place.

Cllr Potter said: "This is a much-needed investment into our road network ensuring they remain fit for purpose for years to come. These improvements form part of our extensive road resurfacing programme, which is responding to residents' requests to improve roads and pavements in Poole."

Meanwhile, BOP interim engineering manager Lynne Wait added: "These major improvements to Lindsay Road represent a significant investment in improving key routes in and out of Poole and is vital to future economic growth.

"We appreciate that these improvements will cause disruption to road users and would ask motorists to plan ahead, allow extra time for their journeys or use an alternative route or method of travel if possible."

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