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Camborne, Pool and Redruth East-West link road gets the final approval

By WBKatri  |  Posted: February 21, 2013

Camborne, Pool and Redruth East-West link road gets the final approval

Camborne, Pool and Redruth East-West link road gets the final approval

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THE £27 million Camborne, Pool and Redruth regeneration scheme has received the final approval from local transport minister Norman Baker today.

Mr Baker said the scheme will encourage the wider regeneration of the area by providing a new East-West road to remove traffic from the A3047 and allow public transport improvements between Roskear and Barncoose.

He said: "The £16.1 million we are putting into this scheme shows that the coalition government is serious about investing in the infrastructure the country needs to drive economic growth."

The scheme will deliver a new road from Dolcoath to Dudnance Lane across the Red River valley and the old South Crofty mine site, including a new junction on Dudnance Lane.

It will see a new road from Station Road to Wilson Way, removing traffic from Pool centre.

The funding will also see minor improvements to other roads in the area, including footways, cycle ways and new lighting.

The Camborne-Pool-Redruth package was one of the schemes given funding approval last year as part of the spending review process. Work can now start on the construction with the project scheduled to complete in November 2014.

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  • batrag  |  February 23 2013, 11:33AM

    I note the reference to the 'Old South Crofty' site. We have a mine with the potential for a few hundred skilled and well paid jobs but decide to run a road through it to 'regenerate' the area. One day the Council might realise that regeneration by encouraging skilled jobs back to the area is far better than creating minimum wage jobs, which probably will end up being done by people who aren't even local

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  • deankort  |  February 21 2013, 5:13PM

    Good. Now how about putting the railway station back in Pool to help reduce the extra traffic which the regeneration of the area will produce?

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