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A39 Atlantic Highway Camelford Improvement

The A39 runs through the centre of Camelford. The narrow street delays traffic leading to queues and congestion. This results in poor air quality and creates an unpleasant place for people walking along the main road. The whole of the town is in an Air Quality Management Area.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has made the A39 a part of the Major Road Network. This means we can apply for funding from the current 5-year national roads programme (2020 – 2025). This presents an opportunity to progress a long-held aim for a bypass of Camelford. This scheme will:

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  • unblock this bottleneck on the A39
  • address the impacts of traffic congestion
  • address the air pollution in the town
  • help to support housing growth
  • improve the local economy
  • support tourist related opportunities in the wider area

A group of south west Local Authorities known as Peninsula Transport have supported this scheme as a priority for the region. With their support a Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) for the  scheme was submitted to DfT in summer 2019. Since then scheme development work funded by DfT has resulted in an improved design. This design took onboard feedback from the 2020 public consultation. It includes latest environmental and technical design guidance. This design forms the basis for the Outline Business Case (OBC) submission to DfT.

Follow the links in the menu for more information. There is also information for landowners and residents affected by the scheme.