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Major improvement works to Panorama Road

Major structural re-strengthening and resurfacing works will be carried out to Panorama Road from 8am on Monday 3 November.

The works, costing £280,000, will require the removal of the existing road surface, exposing the old concrete found underneath so that it can be repaired as necessary. A new reinforced asphalt surfacing will then be laid. The works will be undertaken between 8am and 4pm, and take approximately four weeks to complete.

As the improvements will affect nearly the whole length of Panorama Road, the works will be carried out in phases starting at Ferry Way. During the works Panorama Road will be closed to through traffic and two-way traffic will run on Banks Road so that access to Ferry Way, Brownsea Ferry, the public car park and all the residential properties is maintained.

Access for residents and local businesses, which will be open as normal, will be provided via a diversion using Salter Road and Grasmere Road. Salter Road will have two way traffic as well as some temporary parking restrictions in place for the duration of the work. Bus services will be maintained between Banks Road and the car park. Pedestrian access is available at all times.

The junction of Brownsea Road and Banks Road will also be closed for the duration of the works for safety reasons.

Every effort will be made to give residents full access to their homes outside of working hours, but there may be some disruption to access during working hours.

John Rice, Engineering Manager, Borough of Poole, said: “We have spent over £900,000 from this year’s Highways Structural Maintenance Programme in keeping our roads in good condition and this is the last major road project to be undertaken in this financial year.

“We have planned for the works to coincide with the major overhaul of the Sandbanks Chain Ferry to minimise disruption to all road users, but recognise that there will still be some disruption over the four week period. We would like to thank the local residents association for their help in letting people know about these works. We would also like to thank everyone for their patience, while these improvements are carried out and to take care while using the temporary road layout.”

Councillor May Haines, Ward Member for Canford Cliffs, said: "This road is the gateway to Sandbanks from the ferry and was badly in need of maintenance. Having worked with residents for several years to have Panorama Road resurfaced, I am very pleased that this project is finally underway." 

It is anticipated that the works will be completed by 28 November.