Public invited to hear details of forthcoming roadworks at Arch Hill, Truro
18th July 2017
By Anne North
Shortlanesend Village Hall is expected to be busy this evening (Tuesday) when it hosts a public meeting called to hear details of major roadworks on the A390, particularly at the Arch Hill junction.
Motorists can expect long delays when construction starts in January.
The scheme, which will be outlined to a meeting of the Truro and Roseland Community Network Panel, also includes work to the Threemilestone roundabout.
The roadworks are likely to continue until the end of next year. Cornwall Council hopes that when complete, journeys on the A390 will be easier for the estimated 18,000 commuters who use the road each day.
Chair for the panel, Truro City Councillor Chris Wells said: “This is a really good opportunity for people to hear about local matters including the progress on the A390 Truro Western Corridor highways scheme. Everyone’s welcome to the meeting and those who come along will have the opportunity to meet their local, parish, city and Cornwall Councillors and ask questions.”
Cornwall Council said the Arch Hill junction, where the A39 and A390 roads meet at the western side of the city, has been identified as one of the key schemes within the roads programme. The junction currently consists of a double mini roundabout configuration. The current layout will not accommodate proposed growth in Truro and would act as a serious constraint on the network.
The new scheme will create a larger diameter single roundabout, an additional lane added around and utilising some land on the south east corner secured from the new development at Tolgarrick Farm.
Truro’s development framework anticipates 4,500 new houses by 2030.
This evening's meeting is due to start at 7pm.