A major section of the A30 in Cornwall will be closed for five nights this week, with drivers taken on alternative routes.
As a result, National Highways is advising drivers to plan ahead and allow a little extra time for their journeys ahead of annual maintenance being carried out on the A30 between the Chiverton and Carland Cross roundabouts.
The A30 will be closed overnight between tonight (Monday) and every night into the start of Saturday, from 6pm to 8am. This is to allow for maintenance, vegetation clearance and gully cleaning.
At the same time, as part of the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross upgrade, National Highways and contractors Costain are also aiming to temporarily re-align the A30 during the work, but this will be dependent on weather conditions. If unable to undertake the re-alignment during these upcoming closures this will be carried out during a subsequent A30 overnight closure by the end of the year.
During the overnight closures eastbound traffic will be diverted via the newly reopened A3075 to Quintrell Downs and the A3058 to rejoin the A30 at Summercourt. Westbound traffic will follow the same diversion, while Newquay-bound traffic from Truro can also follow the A39, A3076 and A3058.
Neil Winter, National Highways’ senior project manager for the A30 scheme, said: “We are keeping disruption to an absolute minimum by carrying out the work overnight when traffic levels are lower.
“We understand roadworks can be frustrating, the closures are required to enable the annual autumn maintenance work and we’ve communicated the overnight closures in advance to local communities and businesses.
“We thank people in advance for their co-operation and patience, and in the meantime we advise drivers to plan ahead and allow a little extra time for their journeys during this work.”