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£3 million to make Cornwall's main roads safer

£3 million to make Cornwall's main roads safer

Published by Emma Carton at 11:15am 18th June 2018. (Updated at 11:19am 18th June 2018)

Government cash secured for road safety schemes on two of Cornwall's major A-roads.

Officials bid for more than £3 million to improve routes near Newquay and Penzance.

They will receive £1.1 million for the A3058 between Summercourt and Quintrell Downs.

Almost £2 million will be spent on the A3071 corridor between Penzance and St Just.

Geoff Brown is in charge of transport at Cornwall Council and said: "Improving the safety of major roads in Cornwall, for the benefit of road users, is a priority issue for this Council through our wider highway investment programme.

"The money will be used for new barriers, footways, junctions and road surfaces to improve road safety and prevent accidents.

A3071

The A3071 between Penzance and St Just: Google Maps 2016

"These latest road safety grants secured by the Council will enable improvements to be delivered in 2020/21.

"However, it is also important that the Council seeks external investment, where possible, to help fund projects like these- and I welcome the announcement of this latest support from the Department for Transport.

"The Council will continue to bid for and hopefully secure additional external funding for highways projects in the future".

Meanwhile, Council funding for small highway improvements will continue to progress road schemes in communities across Cornwall which have already been allocated funding.

These projects will improve road safety and encourage walking and cycling in local communities.

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