Roadworks Begin In Big Transport Project

Major resurfacing works will take place this week on Christchurch Road between St Swithun's Road Roundabout and Manor Road.

As part of 'Three Towns Travel' - a major transport improvement programme which aims to improve travel between Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch - the resurfacing works will begin on Monday 18 February for a period of one week.

On the ground, works have been programmed to take place over a number of extended working shifts which will minimise the impact on traffic. A road closure will be put in place and diversions will be in place along Manor Road during this time.

Local buses towards Boscombe will divert via Manor Road from Monday 18 February, remaining on this route until the works have been completed.

Ian Kalra, Transportation Services Manager, said: "I'd like to assure residents, motorists and the travelling public that we have planned these works so that they cause as little disruption as possible. Work will be undertaken over extended working shifts to complete the works in a shorter period which will minimise the impact on the high traffic levels that use this route."

Born from the government's recently awarded local sustainable transport fund, Three Towns Travel is a major programme which will see improvements to a range of travel options. From on the ground enhancements to bus, cycle and walking facilities on key commuter routes, to infrastructure developments at travel interchanges. Three Towns Travel will make travelling between Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch easier, safer and more attractive.  

Councillor Michael Filer, Bournemouth's Cabinet Member for Transportation, said: "As the population grows, there will be more people, more jobs and more commuters on the road network. Three Towns Travel is about preparing for the future by providing people with easier, safer and more attractive travel options whilst reducing congestion on our road network."

For further information on Three Towns Travel click here.