St Austell to A30 Link

The new 3.9 mile single carriageway St Austell to A30 link road will connect to the old A30 near Victoria to the north and the A391 at Stenalees roundabout to the south. It is a vital strategic link to bring opportunities to the area including: 

  • improving economic growth by upgrading links to St Austell from the rest of the United Kingdom
  • making it easier to get to Cornwall’s growing employment sites.
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The £87m road has provisional funding from the Government and funding from Cornwall Council.

Complementary traffic management measures in surrounding villages and roads will be built once the link road is open. These may include:

  • HGV restrictions
  • widening footways, and
  • traffic calming to prevent through traffic


As part of any large project delivered by local government, there is a need for certain procedures to be approved by the elected representatives of the Council.  The Cabinet of Cornwall Council have previously approved the preferred route and submission of the outline business case to Government and now there is a requirement for further approvals as part of the scheme preparation.

At the February meeting of the Cabinet, a paper is being considered which will allow the final approvals for the scheme to be given. The papers will be available to the public on 7th February via the following link:

The Contractor open day at ESAM was well attended with over 27 companies represented at the event.  It allowed us to give Contractors an introduction to the project and the challenges that they will face and update them on the timetable for the design and build procurement.  It also gave people the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation. 

We are now preparing the Contract Documents ready for reviews prior to issue, which is currently planned in early March 2019.


The planning application (PA18/11986) and associated documents can now be viewed on the Planning Portal.

Please see our Previous news page for more background information.

April 2019 - determination of planning application

May 2019 - appoint contractor to design and build the road

December 2019 - submit final business case to Department for Transport for release of funding

Spring 2020 - start to build the new road

Spring 2022 - complete the new road and start buidling traffic calming measures in surrounding villages