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£930,000 Road Network Opens In Poole
The new Marston Road/Bay Hog road scheme in Poole will open to traffic on Wednesday 21 December 2011.
The £930,000 scheme to improve the road network at the heart of the regeneration area in Poole Town will open to motorists from midnight ahead of peak commuter traffic on Wednesday morning.
Work on the scheme started in August. The main features of the scheme are:
* West Quay Road (Bay Hog Lane to Marston Link) will be one-way northbound;
* West Street (New Orchard to Bay Hog Lane) will be one-way southbound;
* Bay Hog Lane, one-way flow will be reversed so traffic flows towards the Twin Sails Bridge;
* The new Marston Road link will be one-way towards West Street.
Councillor Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for the Local Economy, including Transport, Borough of Poole, said:
"This improvement to our transport network supports the council's wider regeneration plans associated with the Twin Sails Bridge project. In addition to improving traffic flows, the scheme also offers benefits for pedestrians and cyclists."
Julian McLaughlin, Head of Transportation Services, Borough of Poole said:
"We are pleased that our aim to complete this work ahead of the opening of the Twin Sails Bridge in early 2012 has been met and we would like to thank all residents and local businesses for their patience and co-operation during this period."
The scheme was funded from a range of sources including already secured developer contributions and the council's Local Transport Plan and Highways Investment Programme.
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