A30 Carland - Chiverton

Scheme outline

Construction of a new dual-two lane road with grade separated junctions to connect existing dual carriageway sections on the A30 at the Redruth Bypass and Indian Queens.

This scheme is considered a low priority compared with others in the region and was overlooked for funding in previous spending reviews and funding allocations in 2005, 2008 and 2012. As a result, protection for the line of the new road was withdrawn in 2009. However, it was mentioned in the 2014 Autumn Statement as a scheme that would be progressed before 2020.

Cornwall Council are heavily involved in this scheme and propose to contribute some of the funding in the same manner as for the A30 Temple-Higher Carblake scheme. There is an aspiration to relocate workers and plant on completion of that scheme to begin work on this one.

In preparation
Bypass or realignment
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
Cornwall Council/Central Government


14 May 2006

Local press announce that this scheme has been cancelled, to much local annoyance.

16 March 2015

Cornwall Council & Highways Agency are to hold public consultations in late March over route options following the Government announcement of future funding in December 2014.

7 October 2016

A consultation is being held on the latest plans to upgrade this section of the A30.

1 August 2017

In July, following consultation, a preferred dual carriageway route was confirmed by Highways England.
Commencement of works forecast as Spring 2020.

3 February 2018

Statutory public consultation on the proposed scheme began on the 29th January running until the 12th March, prior to planning application being made later in 2018

23 February 2020

It was announced on 10 February that scheme has got the go-ahead from Grant Shapps, the Secretary of State for Transport. A Department for Transport press release includes more details.

More information


With thanks to Janusz, Peter Brookes and Michael Pritchard for information on this page.