St Austell and Newquay to benefit from share of £5.5million rural roads upgrade fund for Cornwall

Roads in Mid-Cornwall will benefit from a share of £5.5million to upgrade rural roads in the Duchy as part of the Prime Minister’s recently announced New Deal for infrastructure investment.

Cornwall will receive £5million from the Government, along with £500,000 of local funding, to proceed. It is one of 29 local road projects which are receiving a share of £100 million, as part of the Government’s plans to reignite local economy, connect communities and speed up the recovery as lockdown eases.

We understand the roads to be improved that are included in this scheme in the St Austell and Newquay constituency are:

Taylors Lane, Newquay

Tolcarne Beach Road, Newquay

Gaverigan - Indian Queens

Drummers Hill, Scredda

Trerice - Carsella, St Dennis

Commenting, Steve said:

“As well as the major road improvements in St Austell and Newquay such as the A30 to St Austell link road and Newquay Strategic Route that I continue to work with the Government and local stakeholders to deliver, I am delighted to see this further investment in our rural roads network.”

“I look forward to seeing this funding drawn down and the repairs and upgrades carried out on these important local roads.”