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Extra chance to have your say on major A30 scheme in Cornwall

An additional consultation event has been arranged for a £280 million scheme which will improve journeys on the A30 in Cornwall.

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The consultation is being held on plans to transform the single carriageway between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross – one of the last bottlenecks in Cornwall – into a dual carriageway.

Improving the A30 is part of the Government’s £15 billion investment into roads – the largest in a generation. Public consultation started on 15 October and so far public exhibitions have been held at the St Erme Community Centre in Trispen, Shortlanesend Village Hall and Blackwater Primary School.

A fourth event has been organised at the Perranzabuloe Parish Rooms (Chyanhale, Ponsmere Valley, Perranporth, TR6 0DB) on 24 November (1.30pm-5.30pm), and consultation has now been extended until 2 December to allow people extra time to submit feedback.

Project manager Mike Hillier said:

The upgraded A30 will mean residents, businesses and visitors to Cornwall will be able to get around quicker and with less congestion than before.

Consultation so far has been very positive and productive, we have had plenty of feedback and are taking all comments on board.

The extra event will provide an additional opportunity for north coast communities to see the benefits this scheme will bring.

The scheme to improve the 8.7-mile stretch is part of a £2 billion package to turn the A303/A30A358 corridor into an expressway to the south west. The European Regional Development Fund is contributing £8 million to the improvement scheme.

The upgrade of the Temple to Higher Carblake section of the A30 is due to be completed next year and by improving the A30 between Chiverton and Carland Cross, Highways England will be working in partnership with Cornwall Council on a second joint project.

A preferred route will be announced next year.

More details about the consultation and copies of the questionnaire are available on the scheme website. and at information points at Truro, St Agnes and Perranporth libraries and Cornwall Council’s County Hall at Truro.

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Published 16 November 2016