Roadworks to be aware of near Mount Edgcumbe Hospice – a message from our Executive Team on Monday 1st November 2021 

Tis the season for roadworks apparently and we’ve been notified of work that will be starting at the Porthpean Junction near Mount Edgcumbe Hospice next Monday (8th November).  Be prepared for delays and disruption, especially at busy times.  The project will be taking place on the A390 Polmear Road and will last for around ten weeks.

Included in the work will be the relocation of the existing Toucan crossing, traffic signals and central islands on the eastern arm, to a newly formed signalised junction and right turn in to the Porthpean Road one-way system. A new footpath will also be created in the existing verge.

The pavement will remain in use for pedestrians whilst the improvements are underway and temporary traffic signals will also be in place. During the busy school periods the temporary traffic signals will be manually operated.

The works will include some excavation and the cutting of kerbs and paving slabs, which can be quite noisy. Cormac say they’ll be using dust suppression techniques and acoustic barriers in an effort to reduce disturbance. Access to properties and for emergency vehicles, will be maintained throughout and the working hours will primarily be between 7.30am and 5pm.

We’re told adverse weather conditions may sometimes cause delays to construction phases, but the plan is to complete the work by mid-January 2022. If you have any queries or concerns, or would like to speak to someone about these works, please call 0300 1234 222 or email We’ve also been sent the attached illustration.

We’re sharing this information across our charity as this will affect anyone travelling to or from Mount Edgcumbe Hospice.

Best wishes,

Paul, Gina, Graham and Verity