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Road works to prepare for 4,000 new Camborne and Redruth homes
9:15am Monday 18th February 2013 in News
Work on two of the busiest road junctions in the Camborne, Pool, Redruth area is set to start on Monday, in anticipation of thousands of new homes.
The £1.1m project will 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".
The council said the junctions will enable the delivery of the planned 4,000 new homes within the local area up to 2030; but will also provide the capacity for "up to 6,000 new jobs and 6,000 new homes in the longer term", which ensures important infrastructure is delivered before the growth comes forward.
It said, as these junctions are "among the busiest in Cornwall", CORMAC will 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".
Funding for the works, which will be carried out by CORMAC Contracting, is coming from a range of partners, including £649,843 from the European Regional Development Fund. The balance will come from the £6.7m Housing Growth Point fund which was awarded to the Council by the Government to support schemes to stimulate the supply of open market and affordable housing in Truro, St Austell, Newquay, Camborne-Pool-Redruth and Falmouth/Penryn.
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.
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
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