Thursday, 13 September 2012

Southgate St/Race Hill closure will hit car park access

Cornwall Council has announced that parts of Race Hill and Southgate Street will be closed for up to ten days during October for ducting works.

The sections to be closed stretch from the Newmarket pub to the top part of the Cattle Market car park.

The works will be carried out during the period of 8th to 19th October and will be in two phases. The first will cover the area immediately outside the Cattle Market car parks (the section in black on the  map). The second will be lower down the hill - the area outside the Pannier Market car park (the section in pink on the map). There will be a signed diversion in place (shown by a dotted line on the map).

I have asked Cornwall Council to ensure that both car parks stay open for as much of the period as possible. It looks like the Pannier Market will have to close during the second phase and there will only be a single entrance or exit to the Cattle Market car parks during this time. In order to make sure cars can get in and out, works will have to be done to take out the 'teeth' that stop cars going in through the exit and out through the entrance.

The Council is also temporarily suspending the one way section of Race Hill.

All of this could have an impact on Launceston Carnival on the 13th of October and I have asked the Council to make sure that the contractors ensure a safe and clear passage of this event.

No comments: