Quicker Journeys Likely As Government Announces More A30 Dualling

Andrew George, MP

Andrew George, MP

Visitors travelling to Penzance quay and Land’s End airport by car should see quicker journeys in future, especially in the busy summer months.

It follows the announcement by the government this morning that the last remaining stretch of the A30 between Exeter and Camborne is to be made a dual carriageway.

The section between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross should be completed within six years.

Work to dual the A30 between Temple and Higher Carblake was announced earlier this year.

Scilly’s MP Andrew George says road planners now need to look further west.

Andrew says the Carland-Chiverton ‘bottle-neck’ has been a priority since the Victoria stretch was completed, but the next priority has to be to find a long-term solution to the section from Rose-an-grouse in St Erth to Long Rock, near Penzance.

6 Responses to Quicker Journeys Likely As Government Announces More A30 Dualling

  1. Ian T. December 5, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    But the roads in Cornwall are far less busy than further east where gridlock is common in some towns during morning and evening rush hours and hold ups happen every day of the year on the A303. Hold ups on the A30 in Cornwall only seem to happen during holiday peak periods.

    • yetanoth December 5, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      I don’t doubt it Ian, but Andrew George is not the Member of Parliament for constituencies on the A303, his priority is bound to be the far South West and he would be rightly concerned about congested roads during the peak holiday periods. I would suggest that you make your concerns to your own MP.

      • Ian T. December 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm

        Representations have been made for decades to no effect but, in fairness, it does seem that the A303 problem is to be, at last, partially resolved but only if you are willing to take a longer route via Taunton. Any hold up on the M5 north of Exeter and drivers will be faced with the tortuous 50 limit route via the Blackdown Hills.

  2. Jeff Eastick December 1, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Sounds great , but similar promises have been made in the past but never actually happened. We have major problems around Stonehenge which have also been earmarked for a solution , but with a possible timescale of 10/15 years , which are sadly likely to come too late to alleviate our annual drive to Lands End airport.

  3. Ian T. December 1, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Why does the dualling of the A30 in Cornwall seem to be so important? It’s the diabolical situation of the A303 east of Honiton that is the real hold up into the West Country yet the route through the Blackdown Hills is not going to be changed – only ‘improved’?

    A new road properly designed would in just a few years look as though it had always been there and the little villages and hamlets along the existing route would have some peace.

    • yetanoth December 5, 2014 at 7:42 am

      I would imagine that it seems so important because Andrew George is the mp for the constituency of St Ives and is therefore concerned about those of us living here rather those of you residing in Devon.