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A3075

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A3075
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From:  Trevemper, Newquay (SW818600)
To:  Chiverton Cross (SW751477)
Distance:  9.3 miles (15 km)
Meets:  A392, B3285, B3284, A30, A390, B3274
Former Number(s):  B3283, A30
Old route now:  A3058, A392
Primary Destinations
Highway Authorities

Cornwall

Traditional Counties

Cornwall

Route outline (key)
A3075 Newquay - Trevemper
A3075 Trevemper - Chiverton Cross

Route

The A3075 is the main road from Newquay to Chiverton Cross (and thus via the A30 to southwest Cornwall).

Newquay - Chiverton Cross

The road begins at the Trevemper Roundabout in Newquay where the primary route A392 turns right along the river Gannel to head to Newquay. It's mainly fast (except during the summer) and rural out here and after a couple of minor junctions, mostly with small hamlets and holiday parks, the road reaches Rejarrah Hill, a long, straight, gentle hill down with a matching one up the other side of the valley. Known locally as "The Big Dipper", much overtaking is carried out here, but there have also been fatal accidents. The steeper, narrower road just to the east is the original line of the A3075, bypassed for obvious reasons.

To Trewolla from the A3075

Goonhavern is the first settlement of note and has a 30 mph speed limit. In the village is a former staggered junction, which has become Cornwall's seemingly favourite junction type, the double mini-roundabout. Right is the B3285 towards Perranporth and left is the same road headed for the A30 but not marked from this direction.

Next is a small place called Perranwell which doesn't warrant its own speed limit. A sharp deviation to the left follows and a 40 mph speed limit is imposed as the road climbs a hill into the village of Perranzabuloe.

Penhallow is next. Again it's too small to have a different speed limit, but do look out for the turns to the amusingly named Ventongimps and Healey's Cyder Farm, which you can visit - the Cyder drinking perhaps best left to the conclusion of the journey.

It's back out into the Cornish pastures and after a couple of miles further is a staggered junction with the B3284 called Pendown Cross. The left turn is first and leads to Truro. That was closed because of the A30 dualling works but has been opened again and the right turn is for Perranporth.

The road at its end has been very recently diverted north of its previous course and truncated by approximately half a mile. It now runs alongside the new A30, eastbound carriageway, constructed as part of the dualling between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross. There is only a few yards between the two parallel roads. It then joins and terminates at the aforesaid newly built Chiverton Cross roundabout, which is also the junction with the A390 and the B3277 and which is north east of the previous roundabout of that name. The new roundabout lies under the new dualled A30 flyover and the scheme is coming to completion this year.

History

In 1922 the road was numbered as the B3283. At first numbering it started from central Newquay from the junction of Mount Wise and Berry Road (in 1922 numbered as the B3282). It took Trenance Road and crossed what is now the A3058 into Treninnick Hill and Treloggan Lane to what is now the Treloggan Roundabout at Lane, but was in 1922 a simple TOTSO and right turn to take the current A392 route to Trevemper.

It had acquired the current route number by 1929. By that time the route also had been diverted to start from the now unclassified Edgecome Avenue from the cliff top road. It then went along the second part of Edgecome Avenue, now classified as the A3058, and took the current route of that road to the Mellanvrane Roundabout (only built much later) and then along the Gannel via the current A392 route.

In July 1990 the Gannel Link Road was completed between Mellanvrane and Mount Wise and the opportunity was taken of diverting the A392 onto the A3075 route from Trevemper. The A3058 was diverted away from the town centre to take the final part of the A3075’s route.

In addition, the parallel route section with the A30 at the end has now been changed thrice. The road for most of its life started as a fork junction from the A30 east of the former Chiverton Cross roundabout. It was later given its own new section which ran close by and parallel, only being a hedge away at one point, before moving slightly away to then meet the roundabout. Chiverton was re-modelled and moved very slightly in the 21st century to try to improve traffic flow and in 2023 the whole of the end has been moved north and ended early to accommodate the new Chiverton Cross. The old parallel section with the A30 now lies to the south of the roundabout but you won't see much of it on the ground. The diverted A390 end has been built here in a sea of roadworks. However, a small section of the ex-A3075 on the other side of the new A30 still links Trevissome Park, a business centre, to the road network.

Reverse Route

For a description of the journey in reverse please see A3075/Reverse Route.




A3075
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