Cornwall gets funding for improvements to 48 roads

A list of 48 roads in Cornwall set to benefit from £5.5 million of improvements has been announced.

This is part of the £100 million ‘New Deal’ package announced by Boris Johnson earlier this week, with £5 million coming from the Government and £5000,000 in additional local funding.

The road improvements in the county are aimed at ‘restoring resilience’ to rural roads that after suffering from years of under-investment are reaching the end of their serviceable life.

The 48 locations that will receive the works are expected to improve 75km of Cornwall’s rural road network, including some smaller roads to popular tourist destinations, and will involve treatment of the road service along with improvements to cycle signage with the aim of improving connectivity between communities and benefiting rural businesses.

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann said: “I am delighted that the Government has made this £5 million financial investment. Investing in our roads will lead to increases in productivity and support local jobs, and I look forward to seeing these works completed. Our roads are also heavily used over the summer months, so these improvements will be a welcome relief for constituents and visitors alike.”


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