Chaos at A30 Chiverton Cross as driver turns wrong way on roundabout

The driver got into difficulty while negotiating the new road layout at Chiverton Cross Credit: Ryan Woods, Rewind Radio

A driver has been spotted going the wrong way around a roundabout in Cornwall.

The motorist turned against the flow at a new interchange on the A30, where National Highways is spending millions on duelling the road between Chiverton and Carland Cross.

Chiverton Cross roundabout, which has been described as "Cornwall's worst accident hotspot", is being removed for the creation of a new flyover, bridges and underpasses.

However, the temporary road layout currently in place has confused some people. The driver of the Mercedes pictured above had to do a three-point to correct their direction.

A series of images from the incident were shared on Facebook by Rewind Radio, who wrote: "A driver has been captured on camera driving the wrong way around the new Chiverton Interchange. Fortunately, no one was injured."

Credit: Ryan Woods, Rewind Radio

In a statement, Nick Simmonds-Screech, the National Highways Project Director for the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross scheme, said: “Following the opening of the new Chiverton interchange in June, we were made aware of two incidents involving motorists driving in the wrong direction at the gyratory, and have been made aware of one further, recent incident, which we have referred to Devon and Cornwall Police.

“The initial incidents were confined to the St Agnes road eastbound towards the interchange and we have since added dolphin-type arrows, extra signs and double white lines to further clarify directions for drivers.

“Congestion at the interchange has also eased, with motorists adjusting to the new layout, and we also installed traffic signals and additional signage to assist.

“In the meantime, we will continue to monitor traffic movement and behaviours as we work towards completing the new, permanent Chiverton junction and progress the scheme towards delivering this major highway upgrade for Cornwall.”