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A30 Temple to
Higher Carblake
improvement scheme

Scheme Overview

The current single carriageway of the A30 between Temple and Higher Carblake is the only section of single carriageway between leaving Scotland and reaching Temple. This 4.5km section of road is being improved to dual carriageway standard for the entire length which will negate regular traffic congestion in the area.

 

Link to Cornwall Council video release 22.03.16

Work started in June 2015 – the dual carriageway and two overbridges are now open.

We are dualling the single carriageway on the A30 between Temple and Higher Carblake, just east of Bodmin. The length of road involved is 2.8 miles (4.5km). Three busy road junctions will be replaced by three overbridges; one bridge at either end at Cardinham and Temple junctions and one relatively centre at Preeze Cross/Four Winds. The dual carriageway is being constructed literally alongside the existing road and traffic management is a key element of the project.

Impact on Your Journey

Regular users of the road will know that there has always been considerable congestion on Fridays through to Mondays, Bank Holidays and of course during the summer holiday period for the past decade. Now the dual carriageway is open drivers will no longer have their journey impacted by queuing traffic.

The 40 mph average speed restriction has now been removed.

Benefits of the scheme

The scheme has already relieved congestion and improved journey times – it will also attract business growth and inward investment to Cornwall by improving links with the rest of England. The new dual carriageway will also be much safer than the single carriageway as a result of the overbridges.

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A ‘A30 Temple to Higher Carblake Newsletter’ is available please click on November Newsletter 2016 

 

PLEASE REFER TO PLAN SHOWING RELEVANT

A30 Junctions

 

*** Dual Carrigeway Now Fully Open ***

 

Please Note:  “CARDINHAM DOWNS OVERBRIDGE – NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC”

 

 

Construction Updates

  • 19th July 2017

    Kier Travel and Works Update – 18 July 2017

     A30 – Cardinham Downs Overbridge Open

    From Monday 17th July 2017 the Cardinham Downs overbridge was opened to traffic in both directions.  Drivers can now travel north from Airfield Road (Cardinham) and cross over the bridge to the Blisland area or to travel on to Launceston via the A30.

    Likewise drivers wishing to travel to Bodmin from the Blisland area can now use the Cardinham Downs overbridge as an alternative route.

    Drivers wishing to return to Cardinham from Bodmin via the A30 can now exit at the Cardinham Downs junction returning to Airfield Road via the link roads. The link road on the north-side also allows for the use of the alternative route to Blisland and St Breward.

    For information at some stage the link roads to Cardinham Downs Bridge will need to close temporarily for the completion of the final surface course; alternative routes will be available via Preeze Cross Bridge.

    Thank you all for your forbearance during these works.

    If you have a query please call the Kier answerphone line on 07779 439 637 or by emailing a30bodmin@kier.co.uk

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  • 11th July 2017

    Kier Travel and Works Update – 11 July 2017

    A30 – Current Travel Advice

    Following overnight works the contraflow traffic management scheme has been removed.

    Eastbound A30 – towards Launceston

    The eastbound carriageway is now fully open with two lanes of traffic running; please be aware the enforceable 40mph speed limit still remains throughout the works area. This is for safety considerations whilst works vehicles are still using the carriageway.

    The speed limit reverts to the national speed limit of 70mph for dual carriageway after the works.

    Following removal of the contraflow Helland junction is now open for left-turn in and out of the junction for eastbound traffic. Currently the ‘gap’ in the dual carriageway for right-turning traffic will not open until works are completed.

    Westbound A30 – towards Bodmin

    The westbound carriageway remains in single carriageway. The ‘live’ lane is denoted using traffic cones. For safety reasons please be aware the enforceable 40mph speed limit still remains throughout the single lane working area.

    The speed limit reverts to the national speed limit of 70mph for dual carriageway after the works.

    If you have a query please call the Kier answerphone line on 07779 439 637 or by emailing a30bodmin@kier.co.uk

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  • 7th July 2017

    Kier Travel and Works Update – 7 July 2017

    A30 – Notice of Full Overnight Road Closures from Saturday 8th July until Thursday 13th July 2017                                                                

    Please be advised there will be six consecutive overnight road closures from between 7.00pm until 6.00am the following morning from Saturday 8th July until Thursday 13th July 2017 inclusive.

    The diversions will be implemented from 7.00pm to enable all signs to be placed at the start of the roadworks including all side roads.

    The overnight closures will be the final closures required prior to the completion of the dual carriageway on Friday 14th July.

    The closures will enable any final works to be completed and for the phased removal of the entire traffic management scheme. This will include all temporary signage, traffic cones, barriers and finally the CCTV and average speed cameras.

    The diversion for eastbound A30 through traffic commences at Fraddon Hill for a diversion onto the A39 to Wadebridge and Camelford returning to the A30 via the A395 at Kennards House. Traffic requiring Bodmin or the A38 for Plymouth will be able to rejoin the A30 at Fraddon roundabout and continue east to the Bodmin off ramp at Carminow Cross.

    The diversion for westbound A30 through traffic will commence at Kennards House for a diversion onto the A395 to Camelford returning to the A30 via Wadebridge and Fraddon on the A39. Local traffic will still be able to continue west on the A30 at Kennards House roundabout as far as Hawks Tor; access will remain at all times for residents and businesses at Five lanes, Altarnun, Bolventor and Colliford Lake.

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Contact
Information

We value your feedback.

“To assist local residents, Kier have opened a ‘Help Desk’ to discuss any clarification on the scheme. Please call our Help Desk number, leave a message, name and email address and we will endeavour to respond quickly. Alternatively, please contact us via email; we welcome all comments.”

Help Desk: 07779 439637

Email: a30bodmin@kier.co.uk