Road A390 Along St. Austell and Truro Implements Temporary Speed Limit of 20mph

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The A390 road is situated in Devon and Cornwall, England. It is from Tavistock to roughly 5 miles of the North-west of Truro. With Tavistock as the main starting point, it runs in the direction of Liskeard heading over Tamar River into Cornwall, then towards Callington and Gunnislake.

Construction on the new roundabout along this road will start on the 28th of October this year and is anticipated to be finished by the 15th of June 2020.

In relation to this, an area of the A390 which is alongside Truro and St. Austell will decrease its speed limit to 20mph from the usual 30mph. This will be strictly implemented on 24 hour-basis for the entire eight-month period until the road project is bound to be complete.

Honorable Sandra Heyward, Cornwall’s councilor, posted the information regarding the roadworks and speed reduction scheme on social media. However, some citizens did not warmly welcome the said announcement. There were some who claimed that it will cause a disruption.

One of the residents named Diana Brociner-Allen pinpointed that the road project will cause difficulties during school hours.

A390 is a busy road because it is the main road from St. Austell to Truro. It also gives access to the neighboring St. Mewan School.

This new roundabout is being made by Cormac, the Cornwall Council’s contractor, with a long-term goal of giving access to a housing development at Higher Trewhiddle.

Wainhomes is the developer behind this housing plan. They are eager to provide about 50 reasonably priced and accessible houses as the first part of the development.

A combination of various properties is planned to range from apartments with a single bedroom up to four-bedroom homes. They are already able to secure an unpolished sketch for approximately 460 homes.

Needless to say, everyone is encouraged to cooperate and extend their patience concerning the restrictions implemented for the roadworks in A390.

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