The Government has announced that £3.8 million is to be spent on junction improvements on the A30 at Chiverton Cross, which has been blighted by congestion in recent years.
The money comes from a £30 million pot being spent on transport projects across the country from the Department for Transport’s Community Infrastructure Fund.
Truro MP Matthew Taylor, who has been campaigning to secure investment for the improvements, commented: “I am extremely pleased to hear today’s announcement. I have met with Ministers twice to stress the urgent need for these improvements.
“The congestion problems on this roundabout have been simply unacceptable. I am glad that hard work has paid off and welcome the promised £3.8 million investment. Now we need to make sure that the improvements are sufficient to solve the problem congestion – and there is no delay in getting them done.”
There will be a wait, though. While small scale improvements will be made, the larger scheme is not due until 2016.