Press release

£16 million to kick-start regeneration in Cornwall

Roads construction given clearance for Cambourne, Pool and Redruth.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Road workers at work

Work to kick-start the regeneration of the Camborne, Pool and Redruth area in Cornwall can now begin after receiving final approval from Local Transport Minister Norman Baker today (21 February 2013).

Norman Baker said:

This important scheme will encourage the wider regeneration of the Camborne, Pool and Redruth area by providing a new East-West road to remove traffic from the A3047 and allow public transport improvements between Roskear and Barncoose.

The £16.1 million we are putting into this scheme shows that the coalition government is serious about investing in the infrastructure the country needs to drive economic growth.

The scheme will deliver:

  • a new road from Dolcoath to Dudnance Lane across the Red River valley and the old South Crofty mine site, including a new junction on Dudnance Lane
  • a new road from Station Road to Wilson Way, removing traffic from Pool village centre
  • minor improvements to other roads in the area, including footways, cycleways and new lighting

The Camborne-Pool-Redruth package was one of the schemes given funding approval last year as part of the spending review process. Work can now start on the construction with the project scheduled to complete in November 2014.

Notes to editors

Today’s (21 February 2013) announcement grants full (final) approval to the Camborne-Pool-Redruth transport package enabling work to begin.

The department will provide a maximum of £16.1 million towards the full scheme cost of £26.8 million.

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Published 21 February 2013