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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

Link to Cornwall Council web release 14.07.17

 

Work started in June 2015 – the dual carriageway and all three 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 was removed on the 14th July 2017.

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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A30 Junctions

*** Dual Carrigeway Now Fully Open ***

CARDINHAM DOWNS, PREEZE CROSS & TEMPLE TOR OVERBRIDGES – NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC

Please note: Finishing works to bridges are ongoing (see Construction updates below)

 

 

Construction Updates

  • 18th September 2017

    Kier Travel and Works Update – 15 September 2017

    A30 – Traffic Management General Update

    A30 Trunk Road – Lane Closure WB at Pounds Conce for Drainage works from 18/19th September inclusive.

    A30 Trunk Road – Lane Closure EB/WB at Pounds Conce for Barrier repair works from 20/21st September inclusive.

    Cardinham Overbridge – 2 Way Traffic Lights over the Bridge to allow completion of Barrier Fencing

    Preeze Overbridge – 3 Way Traffic Lights on Millpool Side – Daytime only to conduct Barrier Fencing

    Temple Overbridge – 4 Way Traffic Lights over the Bridge to allow Crash barrier Installation

    Helland Gap – Planned Completion 28th September 2017

    We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your continued patience and support.

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

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  • 8th September 2017

    Kier Travel and Works Update – 8 September 2017

    A30 – Traffic Management General Update

    A30 Trunk Road – Lane Closure WB at Pounds Conce for Drainage and Barrier repair works from 11-15th September inclusive.

    Cardinham Overbridge – 2 Way Traffic Lights over the Bridge

    Preeze Overbridge – 3 Way Traffic Lights on Millpool Side – Daytime only to conduct Barrier Installation

    Temple Overbridge – 4 Way Traffic Lights over the Bridge

    Helland Gap – Planned Completion 21st September 2017

    We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your continued patience and support.

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

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  • 8th September 2017

    Kier Travel and Works Update – 7 September 2017

    A30 – Temple Tor Overbridge – Open to Traffic

    Please be advised that the Overbridge is now open with the following restrictions;

    • 4 Way Traffic Lights whilst vital finishing works are undertaken.
    • We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your continued patience and support.

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

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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