Bournemouth road damage worse than feared

Work to repair a main road in Bournemouth has been extended after contractors discovered severe damage on the route.

Bournemouth Borough Council said: “Castle Lane West is undergoing major improvements for those travelling along this key commuter route.

“Unfortunately during construction greater damage was identified below the road surface than originally anticipated.

“As a result additional time is required to replace the full depth of the road across the T-junction area in order to carry out the planned improvements.   This first phase of improvements is now expected to be complete by the end of September.”

Ian Kalra, Head of Transportation Services, added:  “We acknowledge this is a heavily used route and we are doing all we can to ensure these works are completed as soon as possible.

“For example the contractor has maximised the resources on site and working during weekends.”


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