New Camborne-Pool-Redruth link road now open to traffic

The final section of the Camborne-Pool Redruth link road was opened to traffic yesterday and marks another milestone in the completion of a key road scheme delivered by Carillion Construction for Cornwall Council. The link from Station Road to Wilson Way opened earlier this year

The scheme has benefited from a £16.1m Department for Transport grant and financial support of £5.2m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Convergence Programme towards the development and construction of a package of schemes in the CPR area.

The new road provides an east-west link road from Dolcoath to Dudnance Lane, across the Red River Valley. It includes new junctions and cycle facilities on Dudnance Lane and Station Road, and a new link from Station Road to Wilson Way.

The new road will provide access to proposed development areas and remove traffic from the existing A3047 and the East Hill junction. This will reduce congestion and the associated noise and air quality impacts, whilst allowing regeneration projects in the area to proceed over the coming years, supporting economic growth. It will also allow improvements to walking, cycling and public transport between Roskear and Barncoose to be considered as part of the overall transport strategy for the CPR area.

Peter Marsh,Head of Commissioning and Asset Management, said: “This is a vital scheme for Cornwall which will help drive forward the regeneration of the Camborne Pool Redruth area and assist economic growth.”

Bert Biscoe, Portfolio Holder for Transport, said: “Redruth and Camborne are two significant towns developing distinctive modern identities and roles serving discrete catchments. The infrastructure which now links them as the result of this road will create opportunities for many people to make businesses, find employment and to gain access to services and activities which contribute to the way of life of the two towns and the various villages which surround them. The interaction of the elements and nature with the life of communities is important to respect, to observe and to enhance. Balance is all important, as a principle which should directly and strongly inform development - it is to be hoped that, with this new link, a catalyst has been provided which enables everybody and everything to live and breathe more easily.”

Activities will still continue in the area until later this year as the site offices in Dudnance Lane will be demolished and the landscaping has been scheduled to take advantage of the more favourable winter planting season.

The scheme has benefited from a £16.1m Department for Transport grant and financial support of £5.2m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Convergence Programme towards the development and construction of a package of schemes in the CPR area.

The new road provides an east-west link road from Dolcoath to Dudnance Lane, across the Red River Valley. It includes new junctions and cycle facilities on Dudnance Lane and Station Road, and a new link from Station Road to Wilson Way.

The new road will provide access to proposed development areas and remove traffic from the existing A3047 and the East Hill junction. This will reduce congestion and the associated noise and air quality impacts, whilst allowing regeneration projects in the area to proceed over the coming years, supporting economic growth. It will also allow improvements to walking, cycling and public transport between Roskear and Barncoose to be considered as part of the overall transport strategy for the CPR area.

Peter Marsh,Head of Commissioning and Asset Management, said: “This is a vital scheme for Cornwall which will help drive forward the regeneration of the Camborne Pool Redruth area and assist economic growth.”

Bert Biscoe, Portfolio Holder for Transport, said: “Redruth and Camborne are two significant towns developing distinctive modern identities and roles serving discrete catchments. The infrastructure which now links them as the result of this road will create opportunities for many people to make businesses, find employment and to gain access to services and activities which contribute to the way of life of the two towns and the various villages which surround them. The interaction of the elements and nature with the life of communities is important to respect, to observe and to enhance. Balance is all important, as a principle which should directly and strongly inform development - it is to be hoped that, with this new link, a catalyst has been provided which enables everybody and everything to live and breathe more easily.”

Activities will still continue in the area until later this year as the site offices in Dudnance Lane will be demolished and the landscaping has been scheduled to take advantage of the more favourable winter planting season.


Monday 2 November 2015