Aerial photographs of the Persimmon Homes development off Bickland Water Road give new insight into the extent of the construction works.

The new roundabout can be seen connecting Conway Road, Bickland Hill and the new access road leading into the development.

These photographs, taken by Steve Strachan of Southwest Sky Visions, give a new perspective to the congestion problems that have plagued Falmouth since traffic lights were installed on the busy thoroughfare in late April.Falmouth Packet:

The new roundabout. Picture by Steve Strachan

After inquiries from the Packet, Cornwall Council sent letters out to residents informing them that the lights will remain in place for three weeks longer than originally planned, pushing the end date to December 10, weather permitting.

Cormac have said that the stretch of road will be closed between the hours of 7pm to 6am for two weeks beginning on Novermber 19 whilst the final surfacing phase is completed.

Falmouth Packet:

Picture by Steve Strachan 

Some of the works are likely to be noisy and disruptive, but Cormac has promised to make every effort possible to keep disturbance to a minimum.

Since the traffic lights were installed, some motorists have been seeking alternative routes through Falmouth.

This month alone, three pedestrians have been struck by cars, two of which were children walking to and from school.