Callywith Gate

This project has delivered a new roundabout built just off the A30 at Callywith to cater for demand from the new Truro and Penwith College campus, as well as providing access to existing and future developments at Callywith Gate allocated through the Local Plan.

As well as building the new roundabout, the scheme also included design features which will create a safer arrival into Bodmin to encourage drivers leaving the A30 to reduce their speed along Launceston Road. There has also been improved access for pedestrians and cyclists accessing local employment, housing, education and recreational facilities. You can read more about the details of the project.

The benefits of the design of the new roundabout included:

  • A safer environment for all road users: speed limits were altered along the A38 Launceston Road (the 40mph speed limit was extended and a new 30mph speed limit in the roads leading to and from the roundabout)
  • Improved cycle and pedestrian facilities. New footways link to the existing shared pedestrian and cycle facilities on the A38, and provide a crossing point on Launceston Road.
  • A new sustainable drainage system directs surface water runoff from the carriageway into purpose-built water reserves, rather than into sewer systems.

Mark Wardle, Callywith College principal designate, said: “The staff at Callywith College are delighted that construction of the new roundabout at Callywith in Bodmin is to get underway. The roundabout is a vital transport cog in the college’s surrounding infrastructure and as well as easing traffic flows for Bodmin residents and visitors will play an essential part in our goal of improving access to quality education for the young people of Cornwall.”