The next phase of major infrastructure improvements in the Wallisdown area will commence within the next two weeks.
BCP Council are hoping the improvements will improve safety and encourage more people to walk or cycle in the area.
The latest planned works form part of the Wallisdown Corridor improvements and will focus on the western part of Wallisdown Road, from Mountbatten Arms roundabout to Bryant Road Junction. To minimise the impact on local residents and businesses, the scheme will be delivered in a number of phases.
According to BCP Council these phases will:
- Introduce new controlled crossings near Sunnymoor Road and reposition the existing crossings at Discovery Court and Canford Avenue
- Install protected cycleways and footpaths along the majority of the route with priority across side roads
- Improve the footpaths along the corridor and narrowing the side roads crossings to improve safety
- Support bus travel with better stops, waiting areas, shelters and live passenger information points
- Reduce the speed limit to 30mph, ensuring lower vehicle speeds and create a safer environment for all road users
- Create a more attractive area for residents with tree planting and landscaping.
Initial preparatory works will take place later this month. Works will then begin in November on a section of the Wallisdown Road, from Mountbatten Arms to the western end of Benbow Crescent. This phase will last for approximately 6 months. At times this will require night working and road closures.
The Wallisdown West improvements support BCP Council’s priorities for a greener and more sustainable environment. The improvements will encourage more people to choose healthier and more environmentally friendly travel options, by improving accessibility and safety.
You can see representations of the planned improvements in a visual exhibition.