Helston to Porthleven road closes until April 4, but feared 'chaos' fails to happen

Falmouth Packet: Helston to Porthleven road closes until April 4, but feared 'chaos' fails to happen Helston to Porthleven road closes until April 4, but feared 'chaos' fails to happen

Traffic in Porthleven’s Fore Street actually appeared to have reduced following the closure of the main road between Helston and the port.

This was the news from Cornwall Councillor Andy Wallis, when he updated his fellow members of the parish council about the ongoing closure of the B3304.

This came into force on Monday last week (January 6) and is expected to |continue until April 4, to allow for strengthening works. Specialist equipment has had to be brought in to complete the job.

Diversions are now in place directing motorists via the alternative route into Porthleven, off the Penzance road and through Stopgate.

It was initially feared that this would cause chaos in Fore Street, due to increased two-way traffic clashing with parked cars.

Mr Wallis had promised to investigate installing traffic lights if the situation deteriorated, but he said at the last meeting of the town council that traffic had actually dropped.

“I’m keeping an eye on it,” he said.

While he had received a number of complaints from people claiming they did not know about the closure, some residents were happy that buses were being rerouted through the estates again.

Although this was causing a ten-minute delay at either side, it was seen as a benefit – but Mr Wallis stressed this was only a temporary measure, while the road closure was in place.

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8:14am Fri 17 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

"It was initially feared it would cause chaos in fore street"

Not by everyone it wasn't! there are plenty of options when using Fore Street and there is not currently the usual traffic volume trying to negotiate the parked cars.
"It was initially feared it would cause chaos in fore street" Not by everyone it wasn't! there are plenty of options when using Fore Street and there is not currently the usual traffic volume trying to negotiate the parked cars. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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2:16pm Sun 19 Jan 14

DCI Jen says...

Isn't about time The Packet updated that picture of Cllr Wallis. Not that there is anything wrong with it but there are more up to date ones available.
It says Cllr Wallis received some complaints from people saying they didn't know about the closure, it was in the paper, on line and on a notice at the end of the road telling people.
Isn't about time The Packet updated that picture of Cllr Wallis. Not that there is anything wrong with it but there are more up to date ones available. It says Cllr Wallis received some complaints from people saying they didn't know about the closure, it was in the paper, on line and on a notice at the end of the road telling people. DCI Jen
  • Score: 3

7:35am Wed 29 Jan 14

miss perfect says...

Its winter and no traffic who goes to portleven in winter only the few people who live there

Be different story in middle of august lolo
Its winter and no traffic who goes to portleven in winter only the few people who live there Be different story in middle of august lolo miss perfect
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7:54am Wed 29 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

miss perfect wrote:
Its winter and no traffic who goes to portleven in winter only the few people who live there

Be different story in middle of august lolo
I disagree, the tourist trade of Porthleven thrives all year round, in addition to which people work in Porthleven that do not live there, I go to Porthleven at the very least once a week, all year and I do not live there.
[quote][p][bold]miss perfect[/bold] wrote: Its winter and no traffic who goes to portleven in winter only the few people who live there Be different story in middle of august lolo[/p][/quote]I disagree, the tourist trade of Porthleven thrives all year round, in addition to which people work in Porthleven that do not live there, I go to Porthleven at the very least once a week, all year and I do not live there. Gillian R.Z. Martin
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8:08am Wed 29 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

Incidentally, I would not say it is only a "few" people that live there, Porthleven had a population of 3,190 in 2001 and this has probably grown now in 2014, even allowing for 151 second homes and 1,693 holiday lets, that would still leave 1,346 residents, many of which own vehicles and would use the road.
Incidentally, I would not say it is only a "few" people that live there, Porthleven had a population of 3,190 in 2001 and this has probably grown now in 2014, even allowing for 151 second homes and 1,693 holiday lets, that would still leave 1,346 residents, many of which own vehicles and would use the road. Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 1

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