Safety work will begin on a section of the A30 next week that will permanently reduce the speed limit.

The scheme will reduce the speed limit in Crowlas from 40mph to 30mph and is designed to help to improve safety through the village.

Work will be carried out in two phases, starting next Wednesday, August 5.

A section of the eastbound carriageway will be resurfaced overnight between 7pm and 6am on August 5 and 6, and the work will be carried out under lane closures with three-way temporary traffic lights in place.

Over the two nights there will be no access to the B3309 and a signed diversion will be in place.

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Work to install new signs and road markings, as well as remove lampposts outside the village, will then follow in early September, extending the 30mph speed limit zone south of the village.

This work will be carried out during a number of overnight lane closures, on week nights only, with temporary traffic signals from 8pm to 6am.

During this phase of work, access will be maintained for local residents.

Falmouth Packet:

The speed limit is being reduced from 40mph to 30mph

Project manager Phil Knight said: “We will be extending the speed reduction by 220 metres to the south of Crowlas and installing additional signage and updating road markings, focussing on the gateways to the village.

“We’re making every effort to ensure that the impact on the local community is kept to an absolute minimum and as the scheme progresses we will communicate any changes via roadside signage.

“We appreciate that roadworks can be frustrating but we’d like to thank motorists in advance for their patience while this safety scheme takes place, and we advise all drivers to allow a little extra time for their journeys.”