A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross

Upgrading the A30 single carriageway between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross roundabouts.

As part of Highways England’s 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:  2019/2020
Cost:  £290 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2022/2023

Progress report

We are consulting on our proposal to improve the A30 between Chiverton and Carland Cross from 29 January 2018 to 12 March 2018. This statutory consultation is your opportunity to express your views on the design of the proposed scheme in advance of our application for planning permission to authorise construction of the project.

Businesses, local authorities, public bodies, road users and the communities and neighbouring areas can all play an important part in the development of the scheme. Your feedback is therefore essential to this consultation as it will enable us to improve the proposal before we submit our planning application.

You can find out more about the consultation and have your say by visiting our consultation webpage.

What next?

Your feedback from the consultation will allow us to make sure we have got the best scheme, or highlight where we still need to make changes, before we make our application for planning permission. If all goes to plan, we aim to submit our application later this year and would like to start building the new road in 2020.


Date Event
2014 Scheme included in the Roads Investment Strategy
2015-2016 Route identification
October - December 2016 Non-statutory consultation on route options
3 July 2017 Announcement of preferred route
29 January – 12 March 2018 Statutory consultation on proposed scheme
Late 2018 Submit planning application
2020 (TBC) Start on site

Why we need this scheme

This section of the A30 is the main link between West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and the national motorway network. The route is particularly popular during the holidays when traffic flows are typically 25% higher than average; the resulting congestion, delays and rat running through local villages is hazardous, and poses serious problems for the local community, tourists and businesses in the region.

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

But the impact of the conditions on this road spans far beyond that of the local community; it has implications for the entire region. When journeys on this stretch of road can take four times longer than they should, the disruption it causes can harm the entire region, which is currently under-performing economically.

The scheme in detail

The scheme is between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross roundabouts on the A30 and includes the Chybucca and Boxheater junctions along the route. There are also a number of additional minor junctions that provide connections points to local roads. We are proposing improvement measures for this stretch, which are detailed in our Preferred Route Announcement Leaflet.


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

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Location : The A30 eastbound between the junctions with the A3076 and the A3058 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 1 March 2018 to 06:00 on 2 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The A30 eastbound between the junctions with the A3058 and the A39 North. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 15:30 from 26 February 2018 to 27 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm


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