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Works At West Street Reaches Next Stage

Works to improve pedestrian and cycling facilities at West Street in Poole are continuing to progress well.

The contractor has now reached the stage where improvements to the signalised junction by the Queen Mary pub are due to take place. These works will require the removal and replacement of the current traffic signals with low voltage and energy efficient equipment.

To enable the new signal equipment to be installed, temporary traffic signals will be used to manage the traffic flow for up to two weeks. The temporary signals will be installed after 9.30am on Monday 3 February and will remain in operation 24 hours a day. During this period there may be some additional congestion at peak times as the junction will have reduced capacity.

John Rice, Engineering Manager, Borough of Poole, said: "We recognise that there will be some disruption to road users during this next phase of works and would like to thank drivers for their patience while these important works are carried out." 

The works are part of a larger programme which includes new controlled pedestrian crossing facilities being provided on each approach to the junction and the installation of a zebra crossing by Levets Lane.  These works are scheduled to be completed by March 2014.