Cherilyn Mackrory, Member of Parliament for Truro and Falmouth has welcomed the decision by Secretary of State Grant Shapps to grant development consent for the dualling of the A30 between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross roundabouts.
The eight mile stretch of new road will cost £290 million and will mean there will be a dual carriageway for over 100 miles between the M5 junction at Exeter and Camborne in Cornwall.
The majority of the existing A30 will be retained as a local route. The project is located at the A30 trunk road between Chiverton and Carland Cross roundabouts.
“Today’s announcement is fantastic news.”
“I have been clear that getting Cornwall better connected is one of my top priorities and I had already met with Cornwall Council and lobbied the Secretary of State about the importance of getting on with this important project.”
“I am absolutely delighted that he has listened. Today’s announcement unlocks the road to millions more in funding for Cornwall and again shows this government’s commitment to levelling up all regions of the country.”
“I look forward to this proceeding to the next stage and will continue to work with the excellent Transport team at Cornwall Council, Highways England and colleagues in Westminster to ensure Truro and Falmouth’s transport infrastructure continues to improve.”