Holmbush resurfacing works

Essential resurfacing of the A390 at Holmbush, St Austell, will start on Monday 5 November.


The resurfacing will cover the length of the road from the A391 North East Distributor Road junction and finish at Charlestown roundabout. During the scheme, over 1200 tonnes of tarmac will be removed and replaced, and approximately 150 manhole covers/gullies will be adjusted to provide a smoother running surface.

Work will last approximately five weeks with the road kept open under a convoy system. However, the side roads joining the A390 will be subject to rolling closures with local diversions as the scheme progresses. Signage on location will update drivers and residents on the current situation. Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles at all times.

To minimise the duration of the schedule and disruption to day-to-day business, work will take place between 6.30pm and 5am, with the noisiest operations ceasing by 11pm. By working at night, we reduce the impact on peak traffic and local businesses as much as is possible. As the works move along the road and phases are completed, any noise impacts will reduce quite quickly overall. See our page about night working for information about our procedures and how we aim to minimise its effects.

The roads will be open as normal each day and over the weekend, but there may be some areas of temporary running surface. Permanent signals will be manually controlled due to the nature of the operation.

This operation is on a much larger scale than the current South West Water works in the area, and will be more restrictive to the flow of traffic.

However, no matter what reduction measures are put in place, there is likely to be some noise disturbance. For that, we apologise in advance.

If you would like to speak to someone about these works, please call the council’s contact centre on 0300 1234 222.

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