EXTENSIVE roadworks on one of Bournemouth main arterial roads is set to begin today.

Wallisdown Road will be closed eastbound in one direction for four weeks, as part of the next phase of major infrastructure works.

Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to walk along the pavement in both directions.

The Wallisdown Corridor is the focus of major infrastructure investment schemes, to improve access, provide better transport links and support the local economy.

These works are the latest in a long list of improvements made to the busy Bournemouth road, following the full depth reconstruction of the Wallisdown Road carriageway from University Roundabout to Wallisdown Roundabout in Spring 2020 pedestrian and cycle improvements along the western end of the Wallisdown area which started in October 2020.

The work on Wallisdown Road also coincides with the completion of the final phase of roadworks at Boundary Roundabout.

Morebus have said that their number 14 route towards Kinson and Bournemouth Hospital will be affected, and diversions will be in place.

Detours during this time will be made along Herbert Avenue, Alder Road, Wallisdown Road and Canford Avenue.

The bus company will be unable to serve several bus stops, including Alderney Post Office, Mountbatten Roundabout, Wallisdown Kinson Road and Hood Crescent.