DfT funding for link road scheme

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The east-west Camborne/Pool link road project has secured Government funding, it was announced today.

The Department for Transport (DfT) gave details of 21 local transport schemes across the country that it will be financing, worth a total of £854 million.

Here in Cornwall, it will be contributing £16.1 million towards a total cost of £28.6 million in the Camborne Pool Redruth (CPR) scheme.

Transport Secretary Justine Greening said: “Almost all journeys begin and end on local authority networks, which provide the crucial links that allow people and businesses to prosper.

“We are investing in schemes that will provide better access to jobs and services, reduce congestion and enable more goods to move more easily around our country.”

The CPR scheme is forecast to release more than 5,500 new jobs and 7,500 homes over the next 20 years.

The road will provide a new link from Dolcoath to Dudnance Lane across the Red River Valley and from Dudnance Lane to Wilson Way.

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