POOLE'S roads could face more disruption when a busy main route closes next week for resurfacing work. 

Wimborne Road between the New Inn junction and Tatnam Road/Garland Road junction will be closed to all vehicles from Monday, February 12. 

The road at the junction with Winterbourne Road will be closed on February 12, while Stokes Avenue and Sandbourne Road will see their junctions closed the following day.

On Wednesday, February 14, the road will be closed at Haynes Avenue and Marnhill Road. 

All road closures will be in place between 7am and 6pm, lifting for the evening and night. 

BCP Council has said the closures will be in place during the school’s half term holidays “to minimise disruption”. 

Bournemouth Echo: Wimborne Road diversion routeWimborne Road diversion route (Image: BCP Council)

A spokeswoman for the authority said: “Thank you for your patience while these improvements are carried out.” 

Signed diversion routes will be in place during all closures, which includes via Hole Bay Road and Longfleet Road. 

The road has seen a lot of closures lately, as BCP Council work on its “sustainable travel improvements” to Poole town centre. 

Last October, the road was closed for a working week between Haynes Avenue and Tatnam Road for resurfacing work. 

Julian McLaughlin, director for infrastructure at BCP Council, previously said the work will eventually end with a “smooth, pot-hole free route in and out of Poole town centre”. 

New cycle lanes have been placed along the road on both sides of the road. 

Work to change Wimborne Road to Poole began in May 2022 and is funded by the £100m+ south east Dorset Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme. 

It’s a joint project between BCP and Dorset councils, the largest ever programme of investment in sustainable transport infrastructure in the region. 

Two routes link Poole town centre to Ferndown and Wimborne, and Holton Heath. 

Last summer, it was announced large parts of the improvements around south east Dorset would be axed. 

Several major routes along the conurbation will no longer see additional cycle lanes and bus lanes as well as pedestrian improvements under revised and signed off plans.  

Boundary Road to Redhill Avenue and parts of Ringwood Road running up to Ferndown are amongst the roads no longer included in the plans going forward.  

Blandford Road from Hamworthy to Upton and Broadway Lane linking up to Parley Lane by Bournemouth Airport have also been axed.