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Truro's historic cobbles to make a comeback

Truro's historic cobbles to make a comeback

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:00am 1st February 2020.

Truro's historic cobbles will soon be making a comeback - as work resumes to restore them.

The cobbles in two areas of Boscawen Street were temporarily removed and replaced with tarmac after safety concerns were raised that the area had become very uneven.

They have now been given a thorough deep clean and work to restore the granite surface of Boscawen Street and Lemon Street resumes next week. 

They will be reinstalled from Monday 3rd February. 

And while this work takes place, crews from Cormac will also renew the road surface between the cobbles along Lower Lemon Street. 
"The Truro cobbles are an important part of Truro's heritage and character. They were removed after safety inspections revealed the carriageway to be failing in several areas. 

"That's now been resolved and we can get on with reinstating them. 

"We couldn't do the work earlier as we were getting close to the festive season, so crews laid a temporary road surface to prevent the work causing any disruption to Truro's Christmas events and busy shopping period. 

"I have been asked by many people about when the cobbles will be making a return to the city centre and I'm sure they will be pleased to learn work is now due to begin again." 

Councillor Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport

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While the work is underway, Lower Lemon Street at the junction with Back Quay will be closed to traffic and diversions put in place. 

Footpaths will remain open throughout the works and there will be temporary traffic lights in place on Boscawen Street. 
The work is expected to last around 10 weeks.

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