Work on New Road, Boscastle

Updated 29 March

The retaining wall works at the Nook on New Road will soon be complete and the road cleared and re-opened for the weekend (Saturday 30 March), almost two weeks ahead of programme. The diversion route signage will then be collected.

We are told that bus services will be back to normal on Saturday, and school busses will also be back to normal Monday. 

New Road works

Work on the B3263 New Road at Boscastle is due to start on 14 January. It is anticipated that the work could take up to sixteen weeks.

The work is needed to strengthen the retaining wall at a residential property, which has shown signs of structural instability. Since it supports the carriageway, repairs are essential in order to avoid further deterioration and disruption.


Piling techniques, along with a reinforced pile cap, will be carried out to reinforce the wall vertically and horizontally and strengthen it for the future. Due to the nature of the work, some excavation and drilling is needed, which can cause some noise. However, works will be carried out in the day time, during normal working hours and every effort will be made to keep disturbance to a minimum.

In order for these repairs to take place it will be necessary to close a section of the road. Access for businesses and residents will be maintained, but no vehicular route through the works at any time. Assisted pedestrian access will be maintained as far as possible.

Cornwall Council has arranged an additional school bus service to accommodate the Jacobstow pick-up and the diverted Boscastle bus. Other buses through much of the village will remain. However, collections from the Cobweb long stay car park will not be made during the road closure.

Cornwall Council’s Transport and Infrastructure team is discussing the possibility of a shuttle connection, which is yet to be confirmed.  Please contact if you have queries regarding this. 

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