News - Multi-Million 'Road Rescue' Project Continues Across Bournemouth

NEW - 1st October 2012 // UPDATED - 11th October 2012 // UPDATED - 16th October 2012

UPDATED - 16th October 2012
UPDATED - 11th October 2012

E-mail Reply from Anthony Kirby - Highway Design Manager, Planning and Transport, Bournemouth Borough Council to Councillor Ron Whittaker
10th October 2012
RE: Multi-million 'Road Rescue' project continues across Bournemouth

Good Evening Councillor

I can confirm that arrangements have been within the contractors programme for Muscliffe Lane to be closed for only two days, during which time the 4B bus service will be affected. The first of these dates will be Monday 22nd October upon the start of the works. The second and final date will be during the week of the 29th October, to be confirmed within the next week when the contractors finalises the programme.

We will be proposing to include the final details of these two dates in the residents letter that will be circulated during the early part of next week. We intend to include the following roads as part of this exercise:-

Muscliffe Lane (from Castle Lane West to Granby Road), Strathmore Road, Newmorton Road, Edifred Road, Cheddington Road, Wynford Road, Cox Ave, Grandby Road and Cox Close.

In terms of the remainder of the roads in the Shillingstone Drive area, Yellows Buses will undertake their normal practice in such circumstances of a loss of service by way of information displayed on their website and details of the closure dates posted on each of the bus stops affected on this part of the route. To provide this information to residents at the earliest opportunity we will plan for these notices to be displayed at the same time as the residents letter being distributed, approximately one week before we start.

I will confirm the second of these closure dates and a copy of the residents letter for circulation as soon as they are available. However, in the meantime if there is any further information you require please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,
Anthony Kirby
Highway Design Manager, Planning and Transport, Bournemouth Borough Council

E-mail Reply from Councillor Ron Whittaker to Anthony Kirby - Highway Design Manager, Planning and Transport, Bournemouth Borough Council
8th October 2012
FW: Multi-million 'Road Rescue' project continues across Bournemouth

Anthony,

Thank you for the response, but I still am not sure on the two closure dates, are we saying that the service 4B will only be affected for two days out of the four week period of works, appreciate it is to early to say which two days, but can I be fully assured that a letter drop will be carried out to all the roads within the 4B route, besides the signage.

Councillor Ron Whittaker

E-mail Reply from Anthony Kirby - Highway Design Manager, Planning and Transport, Bournemouth Borough Council to Councillor Ron Whittaker
5th October 2012
RE: Multi-million 'Road Rescue' project continues across Bournemouth

Good Afternoon Councillor

I can report that we have now finalised the contractors programme for the resurfacing works in Muscliffe Lane following consultation with Yellow Buses. The overall period of the works will now extend over two weeks from the 22nd October, well within the four weeks that had been provisionally anticipated in the recent press release. In terms of the managing of traffic during this period and in particular the 4B bus service, there will now be two working days where traffic will need to be restricted from exiting northbound onto Castle Lane West from Muscliffe Lane due to surfacing activities in close proximity to the traffic signals. However, these two dates will occur separately over the two week period, the first of which being Monday 22nd October. The second date is still to be finalised and will be governed by the contractors progress over the two week period. During these part closures of a section of Muscliffe Lane, between Castle Lane West and Cheddington Road, the northbound traffic only will be diverted onto Castle Lane West along Shillingstone Drive. At all other times during the two weeks temporary traffic lights will be in place on Muscliffe Lane with no road closure or traffic diversion. Southbound traffic into Muscliffe Lane, including the 4B bus service, will not be affected by these works.

In terms of the continuation of the 4B service, Yellow Buses will only these two closure dates not be able to provide the continuation of the service route along Shillingstone Drive onto Castle Lane West. Services will be diverted via Broadway Lane onto Castle Lane West. Yellow Buses have confirmed that it will be there intention to provide advance notice for their customers affected by this two day route change, including information on their website and notices on each of the bus stops affected. Outside of these two dates normal services will be maintained for the 4B service between Muscliffe Lane and The Broadway over the remainder of the two weeks.

We will be shortly erecting advance notices for the works and distributing information letters to residents. I will firstly send you a copy of this letter in advance and secondly, let you know the roads within which we are intending to notify. However, if the meantime there is any other information that you require then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,
Anthony Kirby
Highway Design Manager, Planning and Transport, Bournemouth Borough Council

NEW - 1st October 2012

E-mail from Councillor Ron Whittaker to Planning and Transport Officers, Bournemouth Borough Council
29th September 2012
RE: Multi-million 'Road Rescue' project continues across Bournemouth

Anthony / Ian.

Can you assure me that talks will be undertaken with Yellows to ensure yes ensure that the 4B Bus can operate via Muscliffe Lane, this service is vital for residents were by to walk to Castle Lane / Broadway will be impossible, the carriageway surface is in great need of surfacing as I know but the Bus Link has to be maintained.

Councillor Ron Whittaker

E-mail Reply from Councillor Ron Whittaker to Anthony Kirby - Highway Design Manager, Planning and Transport, Bournemouth Borough Council
27th September 2012
FW: Multi-million 'Road Rescue' project continues across Bournemouth

Anthony,

I have just requested from Ian some details as to the length of Muscliffe Lane works which I presume will be from the lights to Cox Avenue, also the circulation list of roads please when ready, and site plans if possible thanks

Councillor Ron Whittaker

E-mail from Anthony Kirby - Highway Design Manager, Planning and Transport, Bournemouth Borough Council to Bournemouth Councillors
27th September 2012
FW: Multi-million 'Road Rescue' project continues across Bournemouth

Good afternoon Councillors

As Councillors for the Throop and Muscliff, Wallisdown and Winton West and Moordown Wards you will have received earlier notice of planned road resurfacing to take place in Muscliffe Lane and Wimborne Road (Winton) through the Road Rescue update release through the Councils Corporate Communications Team. As ward members I shall ensure that you are provided further scheme information, details of the arrangements for managing traffic and a copy of the information letter to be circulated to residents and businesses in advance of the commencement dates below.

If you should require any particular information any earlier please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,
Anthony Kirby
Highway Design Manager, Planning and Transport, Bournemouth Borough Council

Multi-Million 'Road Rescue' Project Continues Across Bournemouth

27th September 2012

Roads in Muscliffe, Moordown, Springbourne are set to receive major resurfacing works as the next round of Road Rescue gets underway.

As part of the multi million pound scheme, this Autumn will see parts of Southcote Road, Wimborne Road, Muscliffe Lane as the focus of Council funding to undertake major road repairs.

From repairing potholes and refreshing road markings, to major resurfacing and restructure works Road Rescue is a borough-wide project aimed at bringing Bournemouth's roads up to a standard expected by residents and motorists. To date the Council has invested almost £3 million into Road Rescue. The next round of investment will see a further £450,000 invested across Bournemouth.

Councillor Michael Filer, Cabinet Member for Transport and Technical Services, said; Road Rescue is our road improvement programme which has delivered large scale resurfacing schemes across many of Bournemouth's heavily used roads. The aim of Road Rescue is to bring our roads and pavements up to the standard expected by residents, businesses and motorists. I am delighted we able to continue these improvements across other parts of the Borough.

Starting next week (1st October) work will begin in Southcote Road to resurface a section of the road and pavements. Works are expected to take up to four weeks during which time temporary traffic restrictions and road closures will be in place.

From mid October (15th October) resurfacing works will be undertaken on Wimborne Road (between Victoria Park Avenue and Ensbury Park Road). Works are expected to take three weeks and will include refurbishments to the traffic signals at the Ensbury Park Road junction.

Towards the end of October (22nd October) resurfacing works will start on Muscliffe Lane which will take up to four weeks to complete. During this time local traffic diversions will be put in place.

Further information on the schemes including specific traffic diversions will be announced towards the start of each scheme.