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.

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Region:  South West
Start date:  2019-20
Cost:  £214.6 million - £436.3 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2023-24
Programme:  

Progress report

On 6 February, the Secretary of State for Transport gave the go ahead for the Chiverton to Carland Cross scheme to be built by granting the Development Consent Order. This is a major step forward and means that work should begin later this year.

What's next?

We are in the process of awarding the contract for the work and will make an announcement in due course. Once awarded, we will work with the contractor to finalise the detailed design for the scheme and schedule work to start on site. We will provide you with more information about how the construction process will be managed once confirmed, but in the meantime please be reassured that we are carefully considering how to complete our works while minimising any disruption for local people and road users.

Timeline

Date Event
2014 Scheme announced as part of the Government’s Roads Investment Strategy.
2015 Cornwall Council held some public events which showed overwhelming support for the scheme, both locally and from across Cornwall.
2015-2016 We developed and assessed options to improve this section of the A30.
October - December 2016 We asked for your feedback on our proposals as part of our options consultation.
3 July 2017 After carefully considering and reviewing all of the feedback from local people and stakeholders, we announced our preferred route.
July 2017 – January 2018 We developed the detailed design of the route taking into account feedback from landholders and the results of our environmental and technical surveys.
29 January – 12 March 2018 We undertook our statutory consultation on the proposed scheme.
30 August 2018 We submitted our planning application to the Planning Inspectorate.
Autumn 2018 Planning Inspectorate's acceptance of development consent application. Beginning of pre-examination
Spring 2019 Planning Inspectorate examination
Autumn 2019 Submission of Planning Inspectorate's report and recommendation to Secretary of State
Spring 2020 Secretary of State's decision
Spring 2020 Start of preliminary site works
2023-24 Project open for traffic

Community matters

While the Planning Inspectorate examines our proposals, we'll be shifting our focus to what we can do for local communities, and the legacy the scheme will leave behind.

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.

Why we need this scheme

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.

Aims

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 scheme in detail

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.

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.

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The A30 westbound between the junctions with the A390 and the A3047 Redruth East. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 29 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:37 am
Location : The A30 eastbound between the junctions with the A390 and the A39 South. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 30 April 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The A30 westbound between the junctions with the A39 South and the A390 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 30 April 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The A30 eastbound between the junctions with the A390 and the A39 South. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 30 April 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The A30 westbound between the junctions with the A39 South and the A390 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 30 April 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The A30 westbound between the A39 South and the junction with the A390 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 30 April 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The A30 eastbound between the A390 and the junction with the A39 South. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 30 April 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am

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