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Roadworks could disrupt drivers in Bournemouth

By: Ashley Curtis
23 May 2011

Logistics consultancy firms have been warned that a number of road works are taking place in Bournemouth this week, reports BBC News.

The road works, taking place at the junction of Charminster Road, Alma Road and Richmond Park Road, could disrupt drivers passing through the town or severely increase traffic in the region.

Improvements include repairing and reconstructing the roads within the junction, replacing all kerbs, the creation of a number of advanced stop lines for cyclists and upgrading the existing traffic signals. Residents will also benefit from a new controlled-crossing on Charminster Road.

The works have been backed by local traders who are hoping it will "encourage more business into the town".

Lesley Stephenson, chairman of Charminster Traders' Association, said the council is working hard to keep traffic smooth: "These have been much needed major improvement works and the council has worked hard to keep disruption to a minimum."

Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport Cllr Michael Filer told has thanked all involved in the redevelopment for their hard work: "This has been a large scheme and we have aimed to do it in the best possible way for local residents and businesses.

"I would like to thank residents, businesses and motorists for their patience."

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