05 Mar £2.3m Road Improvements for Falmouth
Works have started to improve the Union Corner road junction adjacent to Falmouth School. The £2.3m road improvements project, which is due to be completed in July 2015, will see significant improvements carried out to increase the capacity at the junction and improve safety.
The Union Corner junction links the four key roads in Falmouth (Union Road, Trescobeas Road, Bickland Hill, and Kergilliack Road) with two adjacent mini roundabouts. This arrangement will be replaced by a single new roundabout, together with a new link road to Trecobeas Road. The initial stages of the project will include site clearance and temporary works to facilitate the project, followed by the creation of new carriageway routes, islands and pedestrian routes.
Funding for the works, which will be carried out by CORMAC Contracting and Project Managed by Ward Williams Associates, is coming from a range of partners, including £1,559m from the Government’s Local Pinch Point Fund, with the balance from Cornwall’s Local Transport Plan.
Martin Ayliffe, Director at Ward Williams Associates commented: “We are delighted to have been appointed to manage this project, improving travel times through this key arterial junction to the town. Combining our team’s roads and infrastructure experience with its local delivery will be key to this projects successful delivery”.