A ten-day road closure is about to begin on one of the main routes into Falmouth.

Cornwall Council has warned that as part of its planned highways maintenance work, the road along North Parade will be closed on weekdays between Monday, January 30 and Friday, February 10 inclusive.

Work repairing the surface of the road will take place between 7.30am and 5pm each weekday.

Outside of these times the road will be open as normal, and there will also be no closure in place during the weekend between those two dates.

The closure will be in force between North Parade Bridge and Dunstanville Terrace – the main route to the top of the High Street end of the town centre, including to the Greenbank Hotel.

However, access for residents and businesses will be maintained, overseen by traffic marshals, along with emergency access.

Falmouth Packet: A map showing the road closure in blueA map showing the road closure in blue (Image: Cornwall Council)

Cornwall Council said: “We need to implement these measures to give our teams a safe working zone and protect road users while the work is carried out.

“We will have marshals on site to support residents and businesses needing local access. All through traffic will need to follow the diversions in place.”

Signs will be placed at major junctions ahead of the closure, directing non-through traffic away from the closure in a bid to keep traffic disruption to a minimum.

Explaining the routes put in place, the council added: “Diversion routes have to be suitable for the type of traffic that would normally use the route.

“We appreciate they can sometimes be quite lengthy, but in order to carry out the works safely to protect our operatives and road users we need to implement these measures.”

Access for residents and businesses will be maintained through gateways managed by traffic marshals.

Residents will need to stop at the gateways and staff will help them get into, or out of, the roadworks site safely using the right route.

“Please be supportive by respecting and responding to any speed restrictions and the safety instructions given by staff.

“If our teams need access or have to move machinery out of the way there may be significant delays.

“We will always do our best to accommodate day-to-day requirements of people affected by our works, and access will be maintained as much as possible for those people directly impacted by the closure.

“Emergency access will be maintained at all times,” added the council.