Building a Better Bodmin


Building a Better Bodmin is a series of 12 schemes aimed at aiding the development of new affordable housing, improving the town's irrigation systems, and creating a comprehensive cycle and walking network.

Find more information about this project, its history and why it's being undertaken, on Cornwall Council's website.

Roadworks remain in some areas around Bodmin. Any detours are well signed, so please do not rely on satnav while these works are in place. 

Working at night - an explanation

We have had some questions and complaints about our night works.

We tend to work at night where doing so throughout the day would cause serious disturbance to major traffic routes. Our surfacing teams are taking advantage of the closure at Mount Folly to do the narrow section on St Nicholas Street, as the machinery is too large to allow traffic past.

In terms of times, we work to the industry standard of an 11pm finish as the target for our most disruptive and noisy works, such as stone cutting and the use of pneumatic drills. However, given the nature of our work and dependent on weather and other potential disruptions, we are not always able to achieve this despite our best efforts and intentions, but we will only go past those times if we have no other options.

Last updated Friday 18 August

Berrycoombe Road/Pool Street

  • The mini-roundabout at the junction of Berrycoombe Road, Pool Street and Dennison Road, opposite Topps Tiles, is now open. Thank you for your patience.

Bodmin Wenford

  • Surfacing is currently taking place at the Harleigh Road junction with St Nicholas Street
  • This is being done under two-way traffic management.

Callywith Gate

  • Tree limbing and felling starts on Old Callywith Road this week. This is in readiness for construction of two bus passing points on Old Callywith Road. The construction will begin the week starting Monday 21 August. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, work will be complete in time for the start of the Callywith College academic year.
  • The layout of the proposed roundabout at Callywith was set up in cones and will largely stay as a coned roundabout, with changes to the size and shape as drainage, ducting, planing and island construction works progress. This will last until the kerbs are laid around the inner roundabout and the area is filled and landscaped over the next month.
  • Lane closures will continue for the next few weeks in a similar method to what we have been operating in the last few months to protect the workforce and to provide working room as duct boxes, lamp columns, signs and landscaping is carried out.

Dunmere

  • The traffic management on Dunmere Road has been removed for the peak summer season.

Fore Street/Crockwell

  • Installation of the new granite crossings will start on Monday 21 August.
  • This will be done on nights, with the most disruptive, noisy works (such as breaking-out, cutting and compaction) carried out between 7pm and 11pm each evening.
  • The quieter, paving-laying work will be carried out during the remainder of each shift.
  • Providing there are no surprises, and with favourable weather, we expect to have the noisy elements of the Fore Street works completed by the end of the week (25 August).
  • This will allow us to finish off the paving the week starting Monday 28 August.

Mount Folly

  • Owing to delays in finding cables much closer to the surface than expected, we are now working nights to keep the programme on target and to prevent conflict with traffic management at Bodmin Wenford.
  • We’re aiming to finish the works in the area by early September.
  • Night closures are currently in place to allow granite kerbing and surfacing works. Further surfacing works will start Monday 21 August, which will tie-in the Mount Folly works with the bottom of St Nicholas Street and Crinnick’s Hill. This work will be completed by the end of the same week.
  • The next week (starting Monday 28 August), we will switch to daytime working to complete the granite paving at the entrance to Priory Car Park.

The map below gives a comprehensive overview of roadworks and any traffic issues in the area around Bodmin. Please note that it includes any works taking place on the road network, not just those being undertaken by CORMAC.

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