BCP Council has announced preliminary improvement works at Boundary Roundabout in Bournemouth, due to take place from Monday 27 January.
The council said the works will involve felling of several trees to reduce the size of the roundabout. However, the trees will be replanted around the roundabout as part of a ‘tree replacement project’.
Currently, the planned improvement works include:
- Removal of the existing roundabout to replace it with a smaller one to reduce traffic speeds and improve safety
- The installation of Toucan Crossings on Wallisdown Road and Boundary Road near the roundabout to provide safer controlled crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists.
- Widening the footpath on the north side of Talbot Avenue to create a combined footpath/cycleway between Boundary and Talbot Roundabout.
Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure, Councillor Andy Hadley, said: “With over 24,000 vehicles using Wallisdown Road daily, the development will make this route safer and more viable for all road users, at an important location for more accessible travel around our local area.”
He added: “I have been assured that the tree work is essential and that more trees of similar species will be planted to replace those being removed. Improving sustainable transport options at this key location is also part of our Climate Emergency commitments.”
There will be traffic management in place at Boundary Roundabout between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm whilst the tree removal works are taking place.