Cornwall

A30 Penzance widening scheme announced

A scheme to widen a stretch of the A30 in Penzance has been announced.

The government will provide funding for the widening of the westbound section of the road at Newtown roundabout in the town.

The funding has come from the Department for Transport's "pinch point" programme.

It enables the Highways Agency to invest in improving crucial parts of the road network to help relieve congestion and improve safety.

Andrew George, MP for West Cornwall, St Ives and the Isles of Scilly, said: "I hope the improvements will help to alleviate some of the summer pressure and will be designed with cycle and pedestrian safety in mind.

"A lot more needs to be done to get the investment necessary to relieve congestion and protect property on this A30 stretch."

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