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St Austell to A30 Link

The new 3.9 mile single carriageway St Austell to A30 link road will connect to the old A30 near Victoria to the north and the A391 at Stenalees roundabout to the south. It is a vital strategic link to bring opportunities to the area including: 

  • improving economic growth by upgrading links to St Austell from the rest of the United Kingdom
  • making it easier to get to Cornwall’s growing employment sites.
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The £87m road has provisional funding from the Government and funding from Cornwall Council.

Complementary traffic management measures in surrounding villages and roads will be built once the link road is open. These may include:

  • HGV restrictions
  • widening footways, and
  • traffic calming to prevent through traffic

Work has been continuing on the detailed design of the route and the ecological surveys.  These are required to discharge all of the pre-start planning conditions.

The final amendments to the Full Business Case are being made. They will be issued to the Department of Transport shortly.

At the end of July / beginning of August, the site will start to take shape.  

A copy of our latest newsletter is now available.  We hope you find it interesting.

Design and Build Contractor Appointed

Following a successful open market tender process, we have recently appointed Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd to finalise the detailed design of the project and construct the new link road.  This means that another significant milestone has been achieved for the project.

Please see the full press release.

Full Business Case Submission

Work is continuing to finalise the Full Business Case for submission to the Department for Transport in the coming weeks, so that the funding can be released to start constructing the new link next year.

  • Summer 2020 - submit full business case to Department for Transport for release of funding.
  • November 2020 – Advanced works commences to prepare for building the new road on site.
  • Early 2021 – anticipated funding announcement from the Department for Transport.
  • Spring 2021 – Main works commences
  • Summer 2023 – new road open to traffic.
  • Summer 2024– all complementary measures in surrounding villages and on other routes complete.