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Temporary traffic lights on stretch of Cornwall's A30

Temporary traffic lights on stretch of Cornwall's A30

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:31pm 13th February 2019. (Updated at 4:27pm 13th February 2019)

Temporary traffic lights are being put in place on a stretch of the A30 in west Cornwall.

The St Erth Multi Modal Hub scheme will make improvements to both the junction and the parking facilities at the station.

The essential works will be taking place from this Wednesday.

This means that 24 hour temporary traffic lights will be in place along the A30 at St Erth between 13th February and 20th February to bring together the existing and new road levels at the junction to the new St Erth Multi Modal Hub.

The narrowness of this stretch of road means that temporary traffic lights are needed to maintain access to the station and protect the workforce.

The lights will be in place from early on Wednesday morning (13 Feb) to late on Friday afternoon (15 Feb) while crews are working on the site.

They will then be removed over the weekend before being reinstated on the Monday morning (18 Feb) and will then remain in place until the works, which are currently scheduled to run until Wednesday 20 February, are completed. 

"This is an important milestone for this vital project which is on schedule to be completed by May 2019 to coincide with the introduction of increased train services.

"They are an important part of the One Public Transport Scheme to make significant joined up improvements to public transport to benefit residents and visitors.

"The St Erth Multi Modal Hub scheme will deliver significant improvements to both the junction and the parking facilities at the station.

"We recognise, however, that this is a busy stretch of road and we'll be doing all we can to keep disruption to local residents, visitors and businesses to a minimum during this period. "

Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Transport

Crews will be working through the night as well as during the day to complete them as quickly as possible to help minimise potential disruption to road users.

Priority will be given to the A30 traffic but both lanes will need to be stopped periodically to allow any queuing traffic on Treloweth Lane to drive out of Station Approach.

While the new slip lane into Station Approach will be closed during the works, westbound traffic on the A30 can turn left into Station Approach when lights permit. Eastbound traffic can access Station Approach via the St Erth Roundabout and then approaching from the westbound direction.

All but high sided vehicles leaving the station will be diverted towards St Erth village where there will be a temporary "No Right Turn" restriction sign.

This junction will be manned during daylight hours to further enforce this restriction.

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