A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross

Upgrading the A30 single carriageway between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross roundabouts. As part of our Strategic Road Network, the A30 is a road of strategic importance, which is why an £8m contribution from the European Regional Development Fund has been committed, as well as being identified as part of the Government’s Roads Investment Strategy.

Start date March 2020
End date 2023-24
Cost £330 million

Latest updates

  • 17 August 2020

    Virtual public information event - Friday 21 August

    On Friday 21 August we are holding a virtual public information event in advance of work starting on site in September. The event will give you the chance to find out more about the scheme, what traffic management will look like and ask questions via a live chat feature.

    The room will be open from 8am on the Friday and there will be someone available to answer your questions until 8pm. The chat feature will open again on Saturday 22 August between 9am and 2pm. The room will then remain open for the entirety of the scheme, giving you the opportunity to follow progress as the scheme goes on.

    To get involved, visit this page on Friday morning and we will provide a link for you to enter the room.

  • 16 April 2020

    Detailed design work

    Now that we have awarded the contract to Costain, we will now start to work on the detailed design for the scheme. We’re aiming to start the main work in autumn 2020.

  • 16 April 2020

    Development Consent Order

    We were granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) on 6 February 2020 which allows us to build the design as submitted to the planning inspectorate (PINS).

    We awarded a contract for the work to Costain on the 31 March 2020. In March, we also began preliminary works for the scheme. This includes the diversion of utilities, survey work to inform the detailed design and some site set-up work as we move through the summer.

Project information

Overview

The Government’s Road Investment Strategy includes a commitment to improve the A30 between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross roundabouts to dual carriageway standard. Funding for this scheme includes a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund of £8 million towards its development costs, with a further £12 million allocated for the construction phase.

European Regional Development Fund logo

Our proposal includes:

  • an 8.7 mile, high quality 70mph dual carriageway, connecting to the existing A30 dual carriageway at either end
  • replacement of Chiverton Cross roundabout with a new, two-level motorway style roundabout
  • a new, two-level partial junction at Chybucca, with west-facing slip roads connecting to the new dual carriageway
  • replacement of the existing roundabout at Carland Cross with a two-level motorway style junction
  • new bridges and accesses across the new road and the old road
  • retention of the existing A30 for local traffic

You can find more information about the proposal on our consultation page.

Improving the A30 between Chiverton and Carland Cross is incredibly important for Cornwall’s future. It's the only remaining stretch of single carriageway on the A30 between Camborne and the M5 at Exeter; journeys on this part of the road are regularly delayed, congestion often brings traffic to a standstill, and as a result the Cornish economy is being held back.

For local people, particularly during the summer season, the simple act of getting to a neighbouring village can lead to unacceptably long and unreliable journeys, while opportunistic rat runners pose increased risk of accidents in their villages.

This summer we carried out research to gather insight on how it feels to travel to, from and around Cornwall during peak season. Some of our visitors' experiences are captured in this video.

You can view our fast facts document to find out more.

The objectives of the scheme are to:

  • reduce congestion
  • unlock growth
  • connect communities
  • improve safety, operation and efficiency
  • protect the environment
  • minimise disruption during construction

 

The STEAM project

Our schools project in the area is designed to help children and young people understand science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths (STEAM) in the context of the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross road scheme.

Through a series of interactive sessions relating to the work of our team (which comprises engineers, designers, environmental and traffic experts, scientists and communications specialists) we hope to bring school subjects to life for students, showing how the things they learn in school apply in the real world.

If you're a parent or teacher interested in finding out more about the STEAM project, please email the project team: A30ChivertontoCarlandCross@highwaysengland.co.uk

Designated funds

We've been looking at a number of projects with an environmental and cycling safety focus that we’re planning to deliver over the coming months. Known as designated funds projects, these mini-schemes will be carried out completely separately to the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross improvement scheme.

You can find out more about these projects, including how they're funded, approved and delivered by visiting our Designated Funds page.

Documents

Application for Discharge of Requirement 5

Application Letter for Discharge of Requirement 5

Meeting Minutes Confirmation 04.08.20 - Requirement 5

Meeting Minutes 07.08.20 - Requirement 5

Meeting Minutes Confirmation 07.08.20 - Requirement 5

LPA Confirmation of Consultation Closeout - Requirement 5

LHA Confirmation of Consultation Closeout - Requirement 5

Further Consultation Communication 23.07.20 - Requirement 5

Further Consultation Communication 31.07.20 - Requirement 5

Further Consultation Communication 04.08.20 - Requirement 5

Further Consultation Communication 06.08.20 - Requirement 5

Further Consultation Communication 07.08.20 - Requirement 5

Further Consultation Communication 11.08.20 LHA and LPA - Requirement 5

Further Consultation Communication 11.08.20 - Requirement 5

Consultation Queries 11.08.20 - Requirement 5

Consultation Issued 22.07.20 James Gregory - Requirement 5

Consultation Issued 22.07.20 Belinda Edwards - Requirement 5

Workshop Meeting Minutes 30.07.20 - Requirement 5

Scheme Briefing Meeting Minutes 27.05.20 - Requirement 5

CEMP Annex L Arboricultural Method Statement and Tree Protection Plan - Requirement 5

Written Landscape Scheme - Requirement 5

Schedule of comments and observations - Requirement 8

Application letter for Discharge of Requirement 8

Application for Discharge of Requirement 8

Confirmation of Consultation Closeout - Requirement 11

Consultation Meeting Minutes Submittal - Requirement 11

Consultation Issued - Requirement 11

Further Consultation Communication - Requirement 11

TM Plan Consultation Meeting Minutes - Requirement 11

Traffic Management Plan - Requirement 11

Application - Requirement 11

Email From Highways England to DfT - Requirement 11

Written Details of Surface and Foul Water Drainage System - Requirement 13

Meeting Minutes 06.08.2020 - Requirement 13

Consultation sign off 30.08.2020 LPA and LHA - Requirement 13

Consultation Issued 22-07-20 - Requirement 13

Consultation Issued 10-08-20 - Requirement 13

Consultation Comments 03-08-20 - Requirement 13

Consultation Confirmation 13-08-20 - Requirement 13

Application for Discharge of Requirement 13

Application letter for Discharge of Requirement 13

Traffic information

Information about scheduled roadworks and events on our motorways and major roads.

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