Cornwall Council has provided funding to design a package of safety measures for the deadly A38, divided into three sections to align with the phases of the Government's Road Investment Strategy (RIS)
No funding was allocated to the A38 in RIS1 (2015-2020). However, following pressure from Cornwall Council and SAFE38, a small amount of funding left over from other schemes has now been put towards some minor works.
RIS2 is a national £25 billion fund for road improvements from 2020 to 2025. Cornwall Council has asked for £17 million to tackle the most dangerous junctions. However, no funding for the A38 has yet been announced. If our road is not added to this scheme by the end of 2019, the dangerous junctions will not be upgraded or the dual carriageway started for at least another five years, if ever.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling failed to deliver on his promise to fund essential safety upgrades to the A38
SIGN OUR PETITION BELOW, calling on the Government to:
Allocate £17m of the RIS2 budget to fund the package of works already designed by Cornwall Council in partnership with SAFE38 (Improve the junctions at Bodmin Parkway, Lean Quarry, Menheniot and Stoketon Cross starting work by 2021)
- Commit to funding the design works for a new dual carriageway from Carkeel to Trerulefoot under RIS2
- Commit to funding the construction of new dual carriageway from Carkeel to Trerulefoot under RIS3
- Commit to funding the design of a new dual carriageway from Dobwalls to Bodmin, funded under RIS3