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port of poole PROGRAMME

The Port of Poole Programme consists of six transport schemes to improve access into and around the Port of Poole. The investment will help drive local economic growth and bring an anticipated £500 million of leveraged private investment into the area.

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Project Status - Ongoing

  • Start Date: 01/04/2015
  • End Date: 31/03/2021
  • Local Growth Fund allocation: £22 million
  • Awarded to: BCP Council

Project Summary:

The Port of Poole and surrounding area is an important business region in Dorset and one of the county’s key assets. £22 million from Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund is being invested into four major transport schemes to improve access into and around the Port of Poole. The investment will help drive local economic growth and bring an anticipated £500 million of leveraged private investment in to the area.

Port of Poole image, featuring Lorna Carver 

Hatch Pond (Completed)

The Hatch Pond Junction scheme is an integral part of the wider Port of Poole programme. It complements the ‘Conurbation-wide key junction improvements’ action outlined in the Major Transport proposals (Addressing barriers to growth) section in the Transforming Dorset: Strategic Economic Plan.

For more information visit the project page here: www.dorsetlep.co.uk/hatch-pond

Poole Bridge (Completed)

New ‘approach spans’ for Poole Bridge carry the traffic from the land to the main section of the bridge. This £8 million superstructure replacement ensures the bridge continues to offer a vital route into the port. Bridge improvements include:

  • Carriageway widened to 6.5 metres
  • Conversion of footpath into a 2.5-metre-wide shared footway/cycleway
  • Extension of shared footway/cycleway along the lifting spans

For more information visit the project page here: www.dorsetlep.co.uk/poole-bridge

Gravel Hill & Dunyeats (Completed)

£3.3 million of works have taken place at Gravel Hill & Dunyeats, the main link road into the Port of Poole and the town centre from the A31.

For more information visit the project page here: www.dorsetlep.co.uk/gravel-hill-and-dunyeats

Townside Access (Ongoing)

£9.93 million worth of major access improvements to the Port of Poole on the town side of the Backwater Channel and new development sites, project started November 2017. 

For more information visit the project page here: www.dorsetlep.co.uk/townside-access 

Cabot Lane /  Broadstone Way (Completed)

Cabot Lane / Broadstone Way Junction will be delivered to ease congestion and increase road safety.

For more information visit the project page here: www.dorsetlep.co.uk/cabot-lane-broadstone-way

Darby's Corner (Completed)

Junction improvement design for Darby's Corner to keep traffic flowing, reduce congestion, ensure more reliable journey times and improve overall experience for pedestrians and cyclists.

For more information visit the project page here: www.dorsetlep.co.uk/darbys-corner

Port of Poole Infographic

Port of Poole Map

For more information and to keep up-to-date on the progress of these transport schemes visit www.poole.gov.uk/dorsetgrowthdeal

Contact Details

BCP Council
www.poole.gov.uk/dorsetgrowthdeal 

Dorset LEP
Daniela Doncakova, Programme Manager
ddoncakova@bournemouth.ac.uk 
Tel: 01202 962717

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