WORK on BCP Council’s newest 20mph zone will begin next week. 

The final phase of work around Glenferness Avenue, Leven Avenue, Benellen Avenue, Branksome Wood Road, Queen’s Road and Prince of Wales Road into the Upper Gardens starts on Monday, May 20.  

It’s expected the new cycle lane, speed bumps and 20mph zone will be completed in October. 

BCP Council will introduce lower 20mph speed limits to Leven Avenue, Walsford Road, Benellen Avenue, Benellen Road, Benellen Gardens and Leven Close. 

Toucan, parallel and zebra crossings are also planned as part of the ‘safe and sustainable travel route’.  

Leven Avenue at its junction with Glenferness Avenue will be closed to traffic for 20 weeks. 

Cabinet member for the environment Andy Hadley said: “As a council we are committed to providing and encouraging use of active travel facilities.  

“Doing so not only reduces traffic congestion and our environmental footprint but creates healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities.” 

With funding from south east Dorset’s Transforming Cities Fund, the work is part of the “sustainable travel route” linking Bournemouth town centre and Ferndown.