Cycle improvement roadworks to start at Bournemouth Richmond Hill roundabout
TEN weeks of roadworks will start this morning at the Richmond Hill roundabout in Bournemouth to make the area safer for cyclists.
New traffic signals will be installed on the roundabout and the exit slip road - while maintenance work will be carried out on the bridge.
Sections of the roundabout and slip road will be closed - with diversions in place along the Wessex Way.
Councillor Michael Fisher, cabinet member for transport at Bournemouth Council said: "Bournemouth is a town keen to encourage its residents to take up cycling, so we are very pleased that with Government backing - we will now be able to improve safety at another site in the town for both cyclists and other vehicles.
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"This additional funding complements our Getting About initiative, which aims to make cycling safer while encouraging more people to travel by bike.
"Road safety is of paramount importance and we urge all road users to travel in a safe and respectful manner towards each other."
The Richmond Hill roundabout was one of two sites in Bournemouth to benefit from a £100,000 grant from the Department for Transport Cycle Safety Fund.
Bournemouth Borough Council will spend £80,000 from the Local Transport Plan fund plus an additional £50,000 for the bridge renovations.