Ferndown Town Council is acutely aware of the inconvenience to our residents and visitors because of the ongoing traffic and parking issues. We are working closely with stakeholders to try to improve this situation for the benefit of our community.
Wimborne Road West Ferndown Sustainable Travel Scheme – Construction Start Notification
We recently wrote to you regarding construction of the Wimborne Road West cycle, walking and bus
infrastructure improvements. Construction of this scheme is due to start soon.
This is part of Dorset and BCP councils’ multi-million pound Transforming Travel programme which is
funded largely by the UK Government’s Transforming Cities Fund. The series of cycling, walking and bus
infrastructure improvements along Wimborne Road West will enable more sustainable journeys and help
reduce road congestion by expanding the travel choices available to people living and working in the
area. For details about the proposals and a map of the works, please visit our project web page:
Construction of the scheme will be carried out by Hanson Contracting on behalf of Dorset Council.
Hanson are members of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, the construction industry’s national
scheme set up to raise standards of construction.
We hope to start construction on the 7 March 2022 with completion by the end of August 2022. To
reduce the impact of the scheme, construction of the project has been broken down into sections up-to
400m long. Please be aware that there will be temporary traffic light traffic management while these
works are taking place.
There will be a temporary lane closure on Wimborne Road West (eastbound) for 300m from Canford
Bottom roundabout. The lane closure will commence on the 7 March 2022 until the 25 March 2022.
During this lane closure a diversion will be in place. Please see the diversion map enclosed.
This lane closure is necessary for the safe construction of the new cycleway/footway works. It is
essential to prevent traffic blocking back, from the temporary traffic lights, causing congestion across
Canford Bottom roundabout.
Access to properties within the lane closure area will be maintained. However, you will only be able to
approach your property from the east (Ferndown) direction.
With this sort of work, some inconvenience may be caused. However, we will ensure that it is kept to a
minimum. If you feel the work is likely to cause any particular problems, which could be helped by
special arrangements (e.g. for anyone with a mobility problem or for special deliveries you might be
expecting), please email the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on
Please let Dorset Council Highway improvement TCF Team know as soon as possible if you have any problems during the work, so we can help
resolve any issues that may come up.
If any emergencies occur out of normal working hours, please telephone 01305 221000 where your
message will be passed on to the relevant personnel.
Transforming Travel Programme
Dorset Council and BCP Council were one of 12 regions in England to secure a share of the
government’s Transforming Cities Fund based on its commitment to driving economic growth through
investment in public sustainable transport. It forms a major part of the region’s Transforming Travel
programme promoting changes in the way people travel.