Cornwall: A30 closures to end as finish confirmed for £330m upgrade

The A30 dualling project is on track for completion in just a matter of weeks, National Highways has confirmed. The government organisation behind the major £330 million road scheme said the plan remains to open the dual carriageway in June ahead of the summer season. Nick Winter, project manager for National Highways, says despite an […]

National Highways set to open new flyover as part of A30 upgrade in Cornwall

National Highways has announced a flyover at the new Chiverton interchange will be partially opened to traffic next month as part of its A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross dualling scheme. Following the early summer removal of the old Chiverton roundabout – which it describes as Cornwall’s worst accident hot-spot – traffic has since been navigating […]

National Highways’ A30 Cornwall upgrade to create country’s seventh green bridge

National Highways has announced that its updgrade on the A30 between Chiverton and Carland Cross in Cornwall will feature the company’s seventh green bridge. Formed with two decks and planted extensively with plants and hedging, National Highways says the green bridge over the new dual carriageway at Marazanvose will maintain and enhance connectivity for habitats […]

Cornwall’s worst accident blackspot to be removed

National Highways has announced that Cornwall’s notorious accident blackspot, The Chiverton Cross roundabout, will become a thing of the past next month. As part of National Highways’ A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross upgrade, work will take place to realign traffic on a gyratory under new structures across the existing roundabout, ahead of work to align […]

A30 bridge lift in Cornwall takes place this weekend

National Highways will install a new bridge on the A30 as part of the Chiverton to Carland Cross upgrade. The road was due to be fully closed last weekend but was postponed so more preparatory work could be undertaken. This was after Costain, National Highways’ principal contractors for the road upgrade, identified unsuitable ground conditions […]

National Highways focusses on Cornish home produce on greener A30 road upgrade

Cornwall’s very own china clay mining industry is playing a big part in the construction of National Highways’ major A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross upgrade.  The government-owned company says sustainability and reducing the carbon footprint are key drivers behind construction of the 8.7-mile dualling scheme, and to that end contractors Costain Jacobs and supply chain […]

National Highways funding gives the ‘green’ light to Cornwall eco improvements

National Highways has invested £785,000 to work with Cornwall Wildlife Trust to deliver environmental and biodiversity schemes bordering the A30 in mid-Cornwall. As part of its Designated Funding programme, National Highways has confirmed the investment from its Environment and wellbeing fund for the Trust to restore and recreate 16.8 hectares of woodland, orchard, grassland and […]

Businesses sign up to be part of A30 upgrade project

A total of 65 SMEs have already registed their interest to take part in the A30 upgrade, with 60% of them from Cornwall. Of the companies registered so far with contractors Costain, a large percentage are involved in civil engineering, building and civil works, security, facilities management and landscaping, together with other professional services such […]


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