A38 Trerulefoot to Carkeel Safety Package

The A38 Trerulefoot to Carkeel Safety Package is a proposed safety improvements along this key section of road, to ensure safer and more reliable travel.

Project information


The A38 is an important route within the south western peninsula of England, linking Bodmin to the west and Exeter to the east, particularly serving commuting, tourism, and freight. The road is one of only two major routes serving Cornwall and providing onward connection to Plymouth, Torbay and Devon.

We are considering how we can improve road safety conditions for all road users. The area has an unacceptably high collision rate and this is something we want to address. Alongside the safety issues, we are aware of traffic queues and air quality concerns in the villages in this area.

The section being considered in this scheme has been the subject of road safety reviews in recent years. We have been working closely with Cornwall Council to identify a variety of safety improvements, both in relation to existing collision patterns, as well as proposals to make the road more reliable.

The proposed A38 Trerulefoot to Carkeel Safety Package has safety as a main objective and four other objectives.


  • Reduce the frequency and severity of collisions on the A38 between Trerulefoot and Carkeel
  • Improve safety for all road users

Provide faster and more reliable journeys

  • Improve capacity at bottlenecks and single lane sections, leading to improved journey time reliability, which will improve road user experience

Improve connectivity and support economic growth

  • Contribute to improved people movement that will aid further economic growth as part of a wider strategy to improve connectivity and support sustainable growth in Cornwall

Meeting the needs of all users

  • Identify and provide opportunities to improve access for all users


  • Minimise impacts on the natural environment and optimise environmental improvements and mitigation for any additional construction. Avoid developing on Areas of Natural Beauty and other environmentally important sites


We want your input on our proposed safety improvements to the A38 between Trerulefoot and Carkeel, so are consulting between 10 June and 22 July 2022.

Come along to a consultation event:

  • Wednesday, 15 June, 3pm-8pm at Eliot Hall, St Germans (PL12 5NR)
  • Friday, 1 July, 2pm-7pm at Saltash Guildhall (PL12 6JQ)
  • Saturday, 2 July, 9am-2pm at Saltash Guildhall (PL12 6JQ)
  • Thursday, 14 July, 3pm-8pm at Tideford Royal British Legion Club (PL12 5HW)
  • Friday, 15 July, 9pm-noon at Tideford Royal British Legion Club (PL12 5HW)

Alternatively, you can pick up a brochure and consultation response questionnaire at one of the following locations, where you are also welcome to drop off completed questionnaires: 

  • Liskeard Post Office, The Parade, Liskeard PL14 6AA
  • Spar Community Shop, Menheniot, Liskeard PL14 3QR
  • Community Shop, Fore St, St Germans, Saltash PL12 5NR
  • Landrake Post Office, Tideford Rd, Landrake, Saltash PL12 5DP
  • Spar Community Shop, 47 Mote Park, Lower Burraton, Saltash PL12 4JY
  • Kernow Mill, Nr Trerulefoot, Saltash PL12 5BL

Tell us what you think

You can view all the consultation plans and documents online at our consultation page. Browse the plans online, visit us at a virtual exhibition and respond to the consultation here on our consultation site


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