Port of Poole
Port of Poole, Poole
Start Date:01/04/2015 End Date: December 2017
Growth Deal funding up to £23,310,000
Funding Allocated to Borough of Poole Council
Project Summary - Five 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.
The Port of Poole and surrounding area is an important business region in Dorset and one of the county’s key assets. £23,310,000 million from Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal 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.
£100k allocated to Darby's Corner for enhancements to the roundabout and improving facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
New ‘approach spans’ for Poole Bridge PROJECT COMPLETED (which carry the traffic from the land to the main section of the bridge). This £8 million superstructure replacement will ensure the bridge continues to offer a vital route into the port:
- 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
£11.6 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 on 8 October 2018.
- Improvements to a number of key junctions including redevelopment of Hunger Hill
- Improvements to cycling and pedestrian facilities
- Development of the regeneration area
For more information and to keep up-to-date on the progress of these transport schemes visit www.poole.gov.uk/dorsetgrowthdeal
The Port of Poole Delivery Board was established in September 2014 to ensure that the various elements of the Port of Poole Programme are delivered on time and to budget.
Borough of Poole
Katherine May, Programme Manager