IMPROVEMENTS to the A39 between Truro and Penryn feature on a wish list of road schemes.

The Peninsula Transport Shadow Sub National Transport Body on Wednesday agreed a list of nine schemes across Devon, Plymouth, Cornwall and Somerset, totalling £572.3m, to be submitted to the Department of Transport.

Those nine schemes are part of the 2021-2025 schemes that the Department of Transport may fund in the first tranche of the Major Road Networks programme.

But the committee heard that there were a further 12 schemes in the pipeline for the second round of funding which would take place between 2025-2030.

No details of the schemes were discussed, but the wish list includes major structural maintenance to the Tamar Bridge, improvements to the Clyst St Mary roundabout, and 9km of capacity improvements to the A39 between Truro and Penryn.

The details provided as part of the wish list are:

A3059 – Trekenning to Newquay

Improved alignment providing capacity and safety improvements over length of approx. 8.5km linking Newquay town, growth area and airport to A30 trunk road.

A39 – Penmount to Truro

Capacity and safety improvements on approx. 2km section of A39 corridor linking Truro to A30 trunk road

A39 – Truro to Penryn

Capacity and safety improvements over approx. 7km section of A39 corridor linking Falmouth to Truro and onwards to A30 trunk road

Tamar Bridge (A38)

Major structural maintenance

A374/A386/A3064 – Plymouth MRN phase 2

Asset reconstruction and capacity improvements to support growth in the city, including access to Dockyard / naval base

A376 Exmouth – Exeter

Significant capacity constraints at Clyst St Mary roundabout and on approach to M5 Jct 30. Significant growth pressures on Strategic Road Network in peaks

A30 – West Penzance

Safety and access measures to unlock development areas to west of Penzance

A37 Yeovil to Dorset Boundary

Key inter-urban growth corridor with narrow roads through settlements (e.g. North Petherton). M5 diversionary route. Plan for increased bus priority.

A38 Bridgwater: M5 J23 to Taunton Road/ Broadway

Urban growth corridor requiring junction capacity, safety, and sustainable travel improvements. Currently subject to Housing Infrastructure Bid. MRN scheme needed if HIF unsuccessful.

A358/A38 Taunton: M5 J25 to Silk Mills Junction

Urban growth corridor requiring junction capacity, safety and sustainable travel improvements. (Toneway Corridor section currently subject to Housing Infrastructure Bid. MRN scheme needed if HIF fails). Taunton Site Allocations Development Management Plan identifies several other locations where capacity improvements required

A37 North-South Corridor

Inter-urban corridor for strategic traffic and connecting medium sized communities across Somerset linking into the Strategic Road Network. End-End corridor package of smaller safety and capacity enhancements.