Dunyeats Road corridor improvements

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 3 September 2019) and will be undertaken by the council’s own construction team (Streetscene). Final completion is expected by Monday 16 September.

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. 

As part of the traffic management measures various road closures will be required whilst the existing road surface is planed-out and the new road surface is laid. A diagram showing the phased programme of these road closures can be viewed here:

Dunyeats Road resurfacing phase plan 

Details of local traffic management arrangements that will be in place during the resurfacing are provided below:

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.

Due to a small amount of additional work being required, there are some changes to the originally published dates. Phase 5 of the resurfacing will now take place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September, please see revised plan above. The temporary one way system between Ashwood Drive and Gravel Hill will remain in place until then. Two Way traffic will be restored in Dunyeats Road from Ashwood Drive to the Broadstone roundabout from the evening of Monday 2 September once resurfacing near Tudor Road is complete.

Page last updated: 30 August 2019
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