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.


2 Responses to Road Closures Planned In Porthcressa

  1. Todd Stevens September 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I dont doubt (some of) this will be nice when its finnished, but I rather suspect that Kier have more important projects elsewhere to attend to that will make far more money for them that have clauses attached. This piddling little job is just a thorn in their side. Its gone on the back burner and the workers employed elsewhere I recon. They just dont care- certainly no more than our council did for letting this disruption commence throughout a whole tourist season and beyond until……………………………………………..?

  2. maggiemay September 24, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Yet more disturbence for Porthcressa residents. The length of work, when contstruction commenced, (as we were informed) would be 42 weeks. What a joke, we will be lucky if it is completed by the commence of next year’s tourist season. Time for some Time and Motion to be incorporated, witnessing the action of the work force there does not appear to be any urgency for the work to be completed, were penalties incorporated in the Contract? Rumour has it that this is not the case.