Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin officially marked the start of work on a £56 million scheme that will see improvements made to the A30 in Cornwall.
As part of a tour of the county he also heard the views of local people about plans to dual the A30 near Truro between Carland Cross to Chiverton Cross, a scheme announced in December 2014 as part of the government’s ambitious £15 billion Road Investment Strategy. This £250m scheme will improve the road that links Exeter to Camborne, a key route for local residents and businesses.
Work on the A30 from Temple to Higher Carblake, which is being implemented by Cornwall Council in partnership with the Highways Agency, will see a 2.8 mile section of the A30 upgraded to a dual carriageway, and three new junctions at Cardinham Downs, Preeze Cross and Temple For.
Mr McLoughlin said: “Boosting Cornwall’s road links will make the county an even more attractive destination for businesses and visitors.
“I am absolutely committed to delivering the road, rail and air infrastructure Cornwall needs. This is a key part of the government’s long term economic plan to boost jobs and growth and improve the lives of hardworking families up and down the country.”