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Overnight road works taking place at Holmbush, St Austell from 11 November

We’re carrying out overnight site investigation works at the A390 Holmbush Road rail bridge in St Austell from 11 November. 

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We’ll be examining the foundations of the railway bridge to investigate the possibility of lowering the road to increase the height clearance so that larger vehicles can use that section of the A390 instead of driving through residential areas.

The investigation work will be carried out overnight between 11 and 29 November 2019 between 7.30pm and 6.00am.  One lane of the road will remain open under traffic light control during those times.  Outside of these hours, the A390 will be open as usual. 

These investigations will help to inform the feasibility and cost of lowering the road under the bridge following which decisions can be taken on whether it is possible to proceed and how any agreed works can be funded.

Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport Geoff Brown said:  “I know it has long been an ambition of residents to increase the 15ft 6inch height clearance for vehicles at the rail bridge over the A390.  These are exploratory works to see if that is a possibility.  We need that detailed information before we can determine whether the major engineering challenge of lowering the road is feasible and what the costs might be.”


Story posted 07 November 2019