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A30 Carland Cross to Chiverton Cross Improvement


On 1 December 2014, the Secretary of State announced a £15 billion plan as part of the Government’s Roads Investment Strategy: 2015 to 2020 to create better roads. The plan includes a £2 billion commitment of investment to roads in the ‘south west’. Proposals to upgrade the 8.7 mile section of single carriageway on the A30 between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross roundabouts to dual carriageway are part of this plan. As the trunk road is the responsibility of Highways England they are leading on the proposals.

Highways England consulted earlier this year on proposals to improve the A30 between Chiverton to Carland Cross.

The consultation closed on 12 March. Find out more by visiting the Highways England Consultation page.

This statutory consultation gave people the opportunity to express their views on the design of the proposed scheme before planning permission is sought to authorise construction of the project.

Thank you if you took part. Your feedback will help Highways England to improve the proposal before they submit the planning application.

For the latest news see issue 4 of the A30 Chiverton to Carland Improvement Scheme Newsletter (dated spring 2018).

Highways England has £900 million to fund activities beyond what’s considered ‘business as usual’. This is for investing in retrofitting measures to improve the existing road network and/or maximise opportunities to deliver additional improvements as part of new road schemes. There are five designated funds covering:

  • Environment
  • Cycling
  • Safety and integration
  • Air quality
  • Innovation and
  • Growth and housing.

Highways England is using the fund to support schemes and projects close to their road network. This includes work focussed on the landscape around 1.5 miles of the A30 Chiverton and Carland Cross road scheme.

They are in the early stages of investigating potential opportunities for environmental enhancements and cycling, safety and integration.

Proposed enhancements are addition to and separate from the A30 scheme and must be able to be delivered with or without the A30 scheme in place.

July 2017

In July 2017 Highways England announced the proposed route of the improvement scheme. Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council cabinet member for Transport has also explained the nature of the route

October to December 2016

Highways England invited people to have their say during public consultation at the end of 2016.

This gave people the opportunity to feedback on the proposed route including the two options at Chybucca. 

March 2015

Highways England, in partnership with Cornwall Council, ran public engagement events in March 2015.

More than 1,300 people gave their comments on the existing route and how they felt it could be improved in the future. 94.5% said they supported improvements.  

You can find out more about the plans, including latest news and what happens next on the Highways England webpage.

It is hoped that the road will be built by 2022.