New speed limit proposed for Truro to Falmouth road
One of Cornwall’s busiest roads could have new speed restrictions put in place because of a new property development.
The main road between Truro and Falmouth could have the speed limit reduced to 30mph when the Perran Foundry development opens.
The Perran Foundry site, near the Norway Inn on the A39, contains a total of 80 lofts, apartments and riverside homes.
Cornwall Council has launched a three-week consultation to see what the public think about the new speed restriction.
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The speed limit would be cut to 30mph on the A39 in the Perranwell area where a maximum of 40mph is currently allowed.
The council said the speed restriction was being considered because of the new Perran Foundry development due to open soon just off the A39.
Cormac, the Cornwall Council arms-length civil engineering company, is carrying out the public consultation until the end of January.
Helena Ludlow from Cormac said: “Because of the development they reviewed the speed limit and determined that with the extra movement in traffic it would be safer to reduce the speed limit.”
Travelling from Truro the new speed limit would be in place from just before the Norway Inn to just before the lay-by with the fruit and vegetable stall.
A letter has been sent to residents in the area which states: “The proposal would provide safer conditions for traffic and pedestrian movements in the area of the Perran Wharf development.”
The first phase of the development is scheduled for completion in the spring with the second phase scheduled for the autumn and the third and final phase scheduled for summer 2015.