Road works are to start at Rigler Road Poole this month.
They are all part of the plan for new walking and cycling improvements to provide a healthy way of travelling from Poole town centre to Holton Heath.
There will be two phases.
Phase one – estimated start/completion dates: mid-August to late November – Rigler Road:
- Cycle lane ‘separators’ (flexible poles) will be installed along the existing on-road cycle lanes on both sides of Rigler Road from the Eccles Road junction to Twin Sails bridge to protect cyclists from road traffic
- A new shared use path will be constructed from Rigler Road through the Holes Bay regeneration site between Eccles Road and Blandford Road and around the Hamworthy Recreation Ground. It will link with the existing bridleway from the BMX track and Hamworthy Allotments which will be tarmacked up to Blandford Close near Cornerstone Academy
- The existing path on Rigler Road will be locally widened at the existing refuge island to link to the new shared use path
Very minimal impact on traffic is expected during these works.
Phase two – estimated start/completion dates: spring 2022 to summer 2022 – Hinchcliffe Road and Blandford Close:
- The existing bridleway behind Cornerstone Academy linking to Hinchcliffe Road will be upgraded with a tarmacked surface and improved drainage
- Junction improvements at Blandford Close
Cllr Mike Greene, portfolio holder for Transport and Sustainability at BCP Council said: “The start of construction on another sustainable travel route in south east Dorset shows our region’s commitment to changing how people are able to travel locally, now and for generations to come. The reality of our ambitions is coming to life with this latest work enabling green travel in Poole. I am really excited about the progress we are making to transform local travel, helping to address not only congestion and provide healthy ways of making journeys to and from work, education and leisure, but crucially to make an important contribution to reducing climate emissions.”
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