During the next few months, the council is planning to deliver an improvement scheme along Dunyeats Road in Broadstone.
The aim is to improve walking and cycling facilities between Broadstone and Gravel Hill, which in turn will link to the wider network that includes the Castleman Trailway, Poole town centre, Merley and Wimborne. This will help make it easier for people to use more sustainable forms of transport between these areas, especially students and parents/carers travelling to/from Broadstone First School, Broadstone Middle School and Poole Grammar School.
Details of the scheme include:
- widening/resurfacing the existing footway on the north side of the road to provide a shared pedestrian/cycle route
- 3 new pedestrian (“Zebra”) crossings near to the junctions of Station Approach, Tudor Road and Water Tower Road
- removal of the existing pedestrian crossing adjacent to Nos.13 and 20 Dunyeats Road
- improvements to the junctions with Tudor Road, Lower Golf Links Road, Upper Golf Links Road and the access road leading to Broadstone Cemetery, these works will provide priority for pedestrians/cyclists travelling along Dunyeats Road
- improvements to the junction with Water Tower Road
- improvements to the pedestrian accesses to Broadstone Middle School
- associated kerb and footway repairs
- street lighting modifications
- improvements to the existing bus stops, re-location of the bus stop adjacent to Broadstone First School and a new bus stop on the south side of the road between Ashwood Drive and Gravel Hill
- resurfacing of the road surface
A PDF plan of the works is available to download, a simplified plan is also available.
The majority of the works will take place during the school's summer holidays (Monday 22 July to Tuesday 03 September 2019) and will be undertaken by the council’s own construction team (Streetscene). To ensure that the works can be completed as quickly as possible, and to maintain the safety of both the public and our workforce, various traffic management arrangements will be in place throughout the works. Diversion signs will be placed on site to advise motorists, but pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
When details of the traffic management measures are known, a diagram of the signed diversion route will be available on this page, although it is appreciated that local traffic will be able to find alternative shorter routes.
As with any infrastructure project of this nature, some disruption to vehicular traffic is to be expected. We will endeavour to keep this to a minimum and throughout the works motorists are advised to plan ahead, use alternative forms of transport where possible and allow more time for their journeys.
Page last updated: 09 July 2019