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Camborne, Pool and Redruth key road junctions works to start next week

By WBKatri  |  Posted: February 18, 2013

Camborne, Pool and Redruth road works to start next week

Camborne, Pool and Redruth road works to start next week

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WORKS to improve two key road junctions in the Camborne, Pool, Redruth area are set to start on Monday next week.

The £1.1m project is said to see significant improvements carried out at both the Avers and Treswithian junctions.

The project, which is due to be completed by May 31 and is a legacy project of Camborne Pool Redruth Regeneration, will provide sufficient capacity at these junctions to prevent congestion from increased levels of traffic resulting from regeneration.

Cornwall Council said the junctions will enable the delivery of the planned 4,000 new homes within the local area up to 2030 but it will also provide the capacity for up to 6,000 new jobs and 6,000 new homes in the longer term, which the authority said ensures important infrastructure is delivered before the growth comes forward.

The project will be carried out by Cormac Contracting.

Welcoming the improvements, Bert Biscoe, the Council's portfolio holder for highways, transportation and environment, said: "We have been able to make maximum advantage of external funding sources to deliver this scheme, allowing the council's own resources to be directed to other local transport projects.

"Our success in securing external funding is a key aspect of delivery of the Local Transport Plan objectives."

The works planned at Treswithian include:

  • Widening and realignment of the carriageway to accommodate the improved road layout
  • Removal of right turn facility at the junction of the A30 Westbound off slip road and the A3047 side road
  • Alterations to existing drainage to accommodate the improved road layout
  • Provision of new lengths of shared use footway for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Widening and upgrading status of existing footways for shared use by pedestrians and cyclists
  • Laying of lengths of anti-skid surfacing onto existing carriageway surface
  • Amendments to existing and provision of new signing
  • Minor amendments to street lighting
  • installation of ducting for a future traffic signal facility at the junctions of the A30 Treswithian Eastbound and Westbound off slip roads where they meet the A3047 side road
  • Removal of existing foliage and reinstatement as grass verge 

The works planned at Avers include:

  • Widening and realignment of the carriageway to accommodate the improved road layout;
  • Provision of new lengths of shared use footway for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Widening and upgrading status of existing footways for shared use by pedestrians and cyclists
  • Alterations to existing drainage to accommodate the improved road layout.
  • Laying of lengths of anti-skid surfacing onto existing carriageway surface
  • Amendments to existing and provision of new signing
  • Minor amendments to street lighting;
  • Removal of existing foliage and reinstatement as grass verge

CORMAC said it would be working with partners to keep disruption to a minimum and to ensure that local residents are kept fully informed during the construction period. Traffic management plans are being developed to minimise potential nuisance from deliveries, traffic and parking, and members of the site team will be ensuring local residents, businesses, schools are kept fully informed about site activity.

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  • Turnerscrafts Ltd  |  February 19 2013, 12:47PM

    Certainly is not a waste of money, the Avers roundabout is always getting flooded, so the new drainage that is being planned will certainly, ease if not stop the problem, and it is high time that the pedestrian walkways were made safer, and glad to see that this will include cyclists as well. Although I do have reservations about the road realignment but we will see what happens when it settles down. The improvements at Treswithian are well over due, and will certainly make that stretch of road much safer

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  • jimjams2011  |  February 18 2013, 8:44PM

    What a waste of money.

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