The Roads Minister Richard Holden has joined local Member of Parliament Steve Double for a visit and update on the St Austell-A30 link road.
The new link road is receiving £78.5million of Government funding– the biggest single investment by any government in mid-Cornwall, and will link the A391 at Carluddon with Victoria and provide an alternative route for traffic that currently goes through the villages of Bugle and Roche.
Commenting, Roads Minister Richard Holden said:
“It was great to visit the site of the new A30-St Austell link road today to see the progress being made on this important project.”
“Well done to Mace Group, Griffiths and Cornwall Council for the work carried out so far, and particularly to Steve Double MP for driving the case for this important piece of infrastructure and working so hard to secure its funding from the Government.”
Commenting, Steve said:
“I was delighted to welcome the Roads Minister to the construction site of the new A30-St Austell link road today so he could see for himself the transformative effect the Government funding for this road is having on the local area.”
“The completion of this road will be a gamechanger for the people of Roche, Bugle and Stenalees, who have for many years had to put up with heavy traffic from the A30 thundering through their communities. As well as this, it is estimated that the scheme will generate almost £112million in wider economic benefits, reduce journey times and include a new shared pedestrian and cycle facility running alongside the whole length of the new road.”
“I will continue working with all concerned to deliver this crucial road as soon as possible.”