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Minister cuts turf on £27m road scheme

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: May 17, 2013

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Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin cut the first turf to mark the beginning of works on the £27 million Camborne, Pool and Redruth link road.

On his visit to the region this week, the minister also confirmed government backing for a new £1.44 million railway station in Exeter. The Department for Transport will pay for around half of the scheme, with the balance funded locally.

The CPR link road scheme's development costs is also supported by funding from the European Regional Development Fund via Cornwall's Convergence programme.

Cornwall Council's interim corporate director for environment, Peter Marsh, said: "This is a vital scheme for Cornwall which will help drive forward the regeneration of the Camborne Pool Redruth area and assist economic growth."

The works will be carried out by Carillion and are expected to be "substantially completed" by the end of 2014.

It has been estimated that the road could stimulate the creation of 6,000 jobs over the next 20 years by opening up access to commercial zones in the area.

Mr McLoughlin said: "By investing in infrastructure like the Camborne and Pool link road, we can make a difference to people's lives and give our regional economies a real boost."

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  • twofeetofsnow  |  May 18 2013, 12:41PM

    How about a better road from Camborne to Penzance instead of a Pool by-pass? Once again it seems the West of the county is ignored, the chaos at Loggans Mill will continue each Summer, tailbacks from Hayle to Camborne, more tailbacks from Crowlas to Long Rock, accident statistics will continue to rise and all for the sake of a dual carriageway.

  • toffer99  |  May 17 2013, 12:47PM

    Did the minister "cut turf" on any new hospitals, A&E departments of fire stations? No. the government are closing those. Who are these people in government? Aliens, bent on destroying ordinary citizens?

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