Road Closures Planned In Porthcressa

Work starts Monday on resurfacing the square at the seaward end of Buzza Street and that could mean some disruption for drivers.

Stone-coloured block paving will be laid between the former library site and Porthcressa flats as part of the area’s regeneration project.

Diana Mompoloki from the Council says the paving blocks, called tegulas, are similar to those which you may have seen on Lemon Quay in Truro. They’ve been chosen because they look appropriate for the area while being extremely hard wearing. Diana says the paving can take the weight of trucks and buses with the added advantage that if any section needs to be dug up, they can easily be relaid.

And when finished, the surface won’t be uneven, like the current surface on parts of St Mary’s quay.

From Radio Scilly

Diana Mompoloki on the road closures

Diana says the work will take eight weeks to complete, and will happen in four phases. The current road surface needs to be dug up and at all times people will be able to access local businesses and homes in the area.

She says the Council has met with businesses and emergency services when planning the work.


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