Welcome to Griffiths.
We are a sustainable civil engineering contractor that helps connect communities through road, rail, water, and utilities. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality projects in a healthy, safe, and sustainable manner to improve people’s everyday lives. As a regional company, we have an inherent interest in the social, economic, and environmental well-being of the areas within which we live and work. We invest in these local communities through every project we undertake.
We directly employ a well-trained, dedicated and highly competent workforce of over 1,000. Our strong customer base includes Welsh Government, Network Rail, National Highways, TfW, local authorities, Utility Companies and selected private sector organisations.
St Austell is one of Cornwall’s largest towns. At present it does not have a high-quality or safe link to the A30 corridor. The access to the A30 from St Austell is currently via small villages situated on the outskirts of St Austell. The A30 is the principal transport artery into and out of Cornwall and provides critical east to west connectivity within the county. The new link road will help strengthen St Austell’s ability to generate more economic growth which over the years has suffered due to decline in some traditional industries.
The A30 is the key route to and within Cornwall. Its strategic and economic importance is increased by the fact that parallel and previous routes such as the A390 are now a lower standard road. These are now not safe for the heavy moving continuous traffic that has seen an increase over the years in the St Austell area. With businesses and communities growing in St Austell and the surrounding area’s a new link road is crucial to help maintain and encourage this growth to support sustainability and the economy in the area.
The new link road will bring positive opportunities to the area. Aside from improving economic growth it will help support transport links for employment in the area and also for travelling outside the area. It will make villages and communities safer by taking away heavy commercial traffic and help reduce noise and disruption in heavily built residential areas.
The St Austell to A30 Link Road comprises works to design and construct a new 6.2k single carriageway with climbing lanes from the old A30 at Victoria / Roche to the roundabout at Stenalees. The works also include four new roundabouts, as well as the improvement, rationalisation or relocation of existing access roads that bisect the new alignment and will also carry out environmental mitigation works and maintain the landscape ecology aftercare for five years post completion to ensure that the scheme achieves CEEQUAL excellent.
A programme of complementary measures will be constructed along the existing road network through Stenalees/Bugle/Roche that will enhance the environment and accessibility for all Non-Motorised Users (Cyclists/Pedestrians/Equestrians/Disabled).
The £86m, 3.9mile project is funded by both Cornwall Council (CC) and the government and will join the recently completed A391 improvement at Carluddon with the old A30 at Victoria.
A brief description of the proposed works are as follows:
- 6km single carriageway with associated climbing lanes and roundabouts
- 4km of new bridleway
- 9km of new paths including cycling provision
- 17ha of site clearance
- 590000 m3 cut
- 290000 m3 fill
- 90,000t of asphalt
- 5 No. culverts with approximate length of 30m each
- 2 accommodation under-bridges
- 10km of new Cornish Hedging
Measures to mitigate environmental impacts of the scheme and improve the local environment.