Chiverton Cross junction improvements

First published in Cornwall

A £3.85m grant could mean improvements are on the way for one of Cornwall’s busiest junctions.

Cornwall Council is holding an exhibition on January 13 of the latest proposals to reduce congestion at the A30 Chiverton Cross junction, near Truro.

The junction, located east of Blackwater, lies at the connection of the A30 trunk road with the A390 road to Truro, the A3075 to Newquay, and the B3277 to St Agnes.

Currently the junction handles about 50,000 vehicles a day and queues are a common sight Cornwall Council says that if no improvements are carried out levels of congestion will worsen and the result will be increased delays and unreliable journey times for travellers.

Working with the Highways Agency, Cornwall Council has developed proposals to make changes to the layout and increase the capacity of the junction.

The council says that the junction is a “key constraint on the economic development of West Cornwall, especially regeneration proposals for the Camborne, Pool, Redruth area”.

The exhibition at the Crossroads Travel Inn at Scorrier between 11am and 8pm on January 13, will give the public an opportunity to view plans and details of the proposal and make comment.

Officers from the Council and the Highways Agency will be on hand to answer any questions.

Graeme Hicks, Cornwall Council cabinet member for Highways, Transport and Planning said: “The award of funding to improve the junction in order to reduce congestion is welcomed and I look forward to completion of the scheme at the earliest opportunity.

“These works are essential in order to help the regeneration of West Cornwall, and members of the public should take the opportunity to visit the exhibition and look at the plans displayed. They will then be able to make any comments to the Council.”

Cornwall Council expect to implement and complete the scheme by March 2011.

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