Gravel Hill and Dunyeats

Gravel Hill and Dunyeats

Start Date: April 2016                       End Date: June 2017



A £3.3 million investment into the A349 (the main link road into the Port of Poole and the town centre from the A31) at Gravel Hill & Dunyeats.  Work covered:

  • Stabilising and strengthening embankments
  • Increasing capacity for motor vehicles at the Queen Anne junction
  • Improving facilities for pedestrians and cyclists

Gravel Hill and Dunyeats scheme developments will all contribute to the outcomes of the Port of Poole Programme


Mildren Construction was appointed as contactor and they carried out the improvement works to strengthen Gravel Hill embankment and address drainage.  This involved:

  • The major earthworks to widen and stabilise the embankment.
  • Refurbishment of the large culvert (man-made piped structure) which carries Blackwater Stream under the road.
  • Improvements to the road's surface drainage.
  • Widening the existing footway to construct the shared pedestrian/cycle lane to provide the missing cycle link connecting Merley to Poole Town Centre.


These projects contribute to the wider Port of Poole outcomes




Contact Details 

Katherine May, Programme Manager


Tel: 01202 962720







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