Falmouth exhibition on proposed Union Corner roundabout

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A public exhibition is being held at Falmouth School today, Thursday, where details of the new roundabout proposed for Union Corner will be on display.

The Cornwall Council scheme would see a new single roundabout built at a cost of about £2.2million to replace the existing double mini roundabout at the junction of Trescobeas Road, Kergilliack Road, Bickland Water Road and Union Road.

A spokesman for Cormac Consultancy said: “The proposed roundabout will help to reduce congestion during the peak commuter periods and will provide for the planned growth of Falmouth and Penryn.

“The proposal seeks also to improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists with shared use paths all around the junction.”

Cornwall Council will formally submit a planning application in due course when there will be a chance for people to comment on the proposals.

In the meantime, today's exhibition will be held between 3pm and 9pm and will give people the chance to see exactly what is planned.

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3:16pm Thu 22 May 14

MARTIN GILL says...

Obviously the so called 'spokesperson for Cormac Consultancy' knows nothing about the level of traffic on Bickland Water Road. and/ or Union Road. As anyone who uses that road on a regular basis, the fact is that at certain times of the day it is gridlocked with vehicles both ways. There are already proposals to build hundreds of new Houses at Kergilliack, and when the Football Club move from Bickland Park there will be dozens more Houses built there. With that, you are certain to have over a thousand extra vehicles using those roads at peak times. Any so called reduction in congestion by creating a new Roundabout will soon be lost i am sure. If anything, a scheme to change Treluswell Roundabout should
also be considered as soon as possible, as this area is completely gridlocked in the morning from about 7.20am, and again in the late afternoon on some days. I am sure when the construction of the new Union Corner Roundabout begins, Traffic congestion in the Falmouth and Penryn area will be almost to much for those folk who have to commute to and from work each day! But this is just the start is it not? In the next few years with even more Housing Estates being built in the area, will it still be possible for the road network to cope with all the extra traffic?
Obviously the so called 'spokesperson for Cormac Consultancy' knows nothing about the level of traffic on Bickland Water Road. and/ or Union Road. As anyone who uses that road on a regular basis, the fact is that at certain times of the day it is gridlocked with vehicles both ways. There are already proposals to build hundreds of new Houses at Kergilliack, and when the Football Club move from Bickland Park there will be dozens more Houses built there. With that, you are certain to have over a thousand extra vehicles using those roads at peak times. Any so called reduction in congestion by creating a new Roundabout will soon be lost i am sure. If anything, a scheme to change Treluswell Roundabout should also be considered as soon as possible, as this area is completely gridlocked in the morning from about 7.20am, and again in the late afternoon on some days. I am sure when the construction of the new Union Corner Roundabout begins, Traffic congestion in the Falmouth and Penryn area will be almost to much for those folk who have to commute to and from work each day! But this is just the start is it not? In the next few years with even more Housing Estates being built in the area, will it still be possible for the road network to cope with all the extra traffic? MARTIN GILL
  • Score: 11

4:08pm Thu 22 May 14

seacom says...

If Chiverton and Trafalgar are any example of traffic flow improvement then watch out Falmouth expect long delays.
If Chiverton and Trafalgar are any example of traffic flow improvement then watch out Falmouth expect long delays. seacom
  • Score: 16

9:10pm Thu 22 May 14

victoriameldrew says...

what a complete waste of money and totally pointless, How will it reduce congestion? Besides, the only time there is a build up of traffic is during term time when the mothers drop their kids off to school - I cannot understand how they cannot walk - most of them live in the Boslowick area anyway - and the only other other build up is when the workers are leaving work around 5 p.m. - I know - because I also travel that road every day - 8.30 it is pretty clear apart from trying to get through the school traffic. When it is school holidays - there is no problem in the mornings.
what a complete waste of money and totally pointless, How will it reduce congestion? Besides, the only time there is a build up of traffic is during term time when the mothers drop their kids off to school - I cannot understand how they cannot walk - most of them live in the Boslowick area anyway - and the only other other build up is when the workers are leaving work around 5 p.m. - I know - because I also travel that road every day - 8.30 it is pretty clear apart from trying to get through the school traffic. When it is school holidays - there is no problem in the mornings. victoriameldrew
  • Score: 19

1:39pm Wed 28 May 14

Claudius says...

I travel this road daily and I totally agree with Gill about this ridiculous idea.It is a nightmare during peak times.
Was it the same people who designed the double lane along side the rugby club, I'm still trying to figure out what that achieved.
I travel this road daily and I totally agree with Gill about this ridiculous idea.It is a nightmare during peak times. Was it the same people who designed the double lane along side the rugby club, I'm still trying to figure out what that achieved. Claudius
  • Score: 10

8:31am Thu 29 May 14

molesworth says...

Claudius wrote:
I travel this road daily and I totally agree with Gill about this ridiculous idea.It is a nightmare during peak times.
Was it the same people who designed the double lane along side the rugby club, I'm still trying to figure out what that achieved.
That double lane by the rugby club makes me gnash my teeth every time I drive along it. What a complete waste of money that could have been better spent elsewhere. I fear this union corner business will be the same. It's congested there only during half an hour or so a day. Why can't we live with that and use the 1.6 million pounds (not spent) on something else?
[quote][p][bold]Claudius[/bold] wrote: I travel this road daily and I totally agree with Gill about this ridiculous idea.It is a nightmare during peak times. Was it the same people who designed the double lane along side the rugby club, I'm still trying to figure out what that achieved.[/p][/quote]That double lane by the rugby club makes me gnash my teeth every time I drive along it. What a complete waste of money that could have been better spent elsewhere. I fear this union corner business will be the same. It's congested there only during half an hour or so a day. Why can't we live with that and use the 1.6 million pounds (not spent) on something else? molesworth
  • Score: 3

10:49am Thu 29 May 14

Kernowkarmann says...

At first I thought the double lane at the rugby club was a good idea but now realise it just confuses people. And when I'm being a pedestrian there you just have to hope you survive! Couple the confused people with some appalling driving skills and it's russian roulette when you cross. Here's an idea - when you are turning left to go down Chard Terrace, use those little orange lights supplied with your car!!!!

Regarding the new roundabout, I also don't see how it will make much difference as the roundabouts are split and not much traffic comes from the Mawnan road. I can see how putting a single roundabout at Treluswell would be better as lots of people (and tourists who aren't used to Cornwall's crazy amount of double roundabouts) get confused and so it slows traffic down.
At first I thought the double lane at the rugby club was a good idea but now realise it just confuses people. And when I'm being a pedestrian there you just have to hope you survive! Couple the confused people with some appalling driving skills and it's russian roulette when you cross. Here's an idea - when you are turning left to go down Chard Terrace, use those little orange lights supplied with your car!!!! Regarding the new roundabout, I also don't see how it will make much difference as the roundabouts are split and not much traffic comes from the Mawnan road. I can see how putting a single roundabout at Treluswell would be better as lots of people (and tourists who aren't used to Cornwall's crazy amount of double roundabouts) get confused and so it slows traffic down. Kernowkarmann
  • Score: 1

5:27pm Thu 29 May 14

seacom says...

Unfortunately Kernow the council see this area as a pinchpoint and so wish to increase the flow which may of course increase speed ,so confusion plus speed equals......
Unfortunately Kernow the council see this area as a pinchpoint and so wish to increase the flow which may of course increase speed ,so confusion plus speed equals...... seacom
  • Score: 0

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