Local people are being invited to hear about the A390 Truro Western Corridor highways package at the Truro and Roseland Community Network Panel meeting tonight, Tuesday 18 July. This highways package, which includes improvements to the Threemilestone Roundabout and the Arch Hill Junction, aims to help ease traffic flow along the A390.
Scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2018, the scheme will address congestion from the daily estimated 18,000 commuter trips into Truro
At the meeting Jerry Cobb from Cormac solutions will be coming along to brief the panel on the A390 improvements, and this will include an update on proposals for Arch Hill Roundabout. The newly appointed Portfolio Holder for Transport, Councillor Geoff Brown will also be attending the meeting.
Arch Hill at the junction of the A39 and A390 Roads in Truro has been identified as one of the key schemes within this programme. The junction currently consists in a double mini roundabout configuration. Planners say the current layout will not accommodate proposed growth in Truro and would act as a serious constraint on the network.
The scheme will deliver a new 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.
The Threemilestone junction currently consists of a major roundabout with a mini roundabout satellite on the entrance to Threemilestone. The North, South and Western approaches are single carriageway with the eastern approach a dual carriageway.
There will be signalisation of the roundabout with all four arms working on a full-time basis. The mini roundabout will be replaced with a signalised junction and the existing Threemilestone industrial estate entrance will be signalised.
The Treliske junction currently consists of a part-time signalised roundabout. The Eastern and Western approaches are dual carriageway with the Northern approach a single carriageway access to the Treliske area. The junction also has a dedicated signalised emergency vehicle access serving the RCHT site.
The scheme includes the provision of 24 hour signals to include bus priority, road widening and revised lane markings.
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.”
The Truro and Roseland Panel meets bi-monthly to discuss matters that affect the local area and to agree priorities that can be delivered by Cornwall Council and its partners such as the police and health services.
The Truro and Roseland Community Network Panel includes all ten Cornwall Councillors for the area, representatives of Truro City Council and the 18 Parish Councils in the community network: Chacewater, Cuby, Feock, Gerrans, Grampound with Creed, Kea, Kenwyn, Ladock, Philleigh, Probus, Ruan Lanihorne, St Clement, St Erme, St Just-in-Roseland, St Michael Caerhays, St Michael Penkevil, Tregony and Veryan.
The meeting takes place on Tuesday 18 July from 7pm to 9pm at Shortlanesend Village Hall School Hill, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9DU. The agenda and more information about the panel can be found on the website. http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/truroroselandcna
People can also keep up to date with what’s happening locally in this area by joining the Truro and Roseland Community Network Area page: www.facebook.com/TruroRoselandCNA.