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Work resumes on restoring Truro’s historic cobbles

Truro’s historic cobbles will soon be making a return to the city when work to restore the granite surface of Boscawen Street and Lemon Street resumes next week. 

The cobbles have been given a thorough deep clean and will be reinstalled from Monday 3 February. And while this work takes place, crews from Cormac will also renew the road surface between the cobbles along Lower Lemon Street. 

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Councillor Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport, said: “The Truro cobbles are an important part of Truro’s heritage and character. They  were removed after safety inspections revealed the carriageway to be failing in several areas. That’s now been resolved and we can get on with reinstating them.

"We couldn’t do the work earlier as we were getting close to the festive season, so crews laid a temporary road surface to prevent the work causing any disruption to Truro’s Christmas events and busy shopping period. 

“I have been asked by many people about when the cobbles will be making a return to the city centre and I’m sure they will be pleased to learn work is now due to begin again.” 

While the work is underway, Lower Lemon Street at the junction with Back Quay will be closed to traffic and diversions put in place. Footpaths will remain open throughout the works and there will be temporary traffic lights in place on Boscawen Street. 

The work is expected to last around 10 weeks.