Thursday, 28 February 2013

Link Road given full approval

Last week saw the final confirmation that the government has given full approval to fund the plans to build the new east-west link road at Tuckingmill meaning that work can now begin and is likely to be well underway by early summer. I have received numerous letters from people who point out that there is always congestion at the junction since it was “improved” with additional lanes a couple of years ago. That is because the junction was designed to accommodate the new road which will become the main route from Camborne to Pool and take most of the traffic off East Hill. The completion of the job means that the junction at the top of East Hill might finally work as intended.

Clearing all the various hurdles to get this project underway has been a long running saga that has occupied much of my time since being elected almost three years ago. I have always backed the plan because it will unlock the potential of derelict mining land in the area, allow new industrial units to be built to attract new industries and also clear the way for the proposed Tuckingmill Urban Village. It has been estimated that the road could stimulate the creation of 6000 jobs over the next twenty years with half of them in the next decade and these are much needed jobs in our area.


George Eustice can be contacted at george.eustice.mp@parliament.uk or 1 Trevenson Street, Camborne, Cornwall TR14 8JD or by telephone on 020 72197032.