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A30 Temple to
Higher Carblake
improvement scheme

2016-05-31 - A30 Temple Scheme - map only (2)

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 and is due for completion Spring 2017.

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. However this should all change when the works are completed.

There is a strictly enforced 40 mph average speed restriction throughout the works as a result of the narrow lanes and for the safety of all road users. It may be interesting to note that the speed restriction should only add a few minutes to your total journey time.

 

Benefits of the scheme

The scheme will relieve congestion and improve 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 three overbridges.

There will also be job opportunities for local individuals and businesses for the duration of the scheme.

Who are Kier?

We invest in, build, maintain and renew the places where people live, work and play. Kier is all around us… from engineering the tunnels and bridges that transform cities… to keeping the lights shining in our streets… to building award winning homes, schools and hospitals… to keeping our water, rail and highways running smoothly.

Our job is to keep our world working.

We are currently working on our new ‘A30 Temple to Higher Carblake Newsletter.  Meanwhile the October Newsletter 2015 is attached for your perusal.

 

PLEASE REFER TO PLAN SHOWING RELEVANT

A30 Junctions

Construction Updates

  • 24th June 2016

    Kier Works/Travel Update – 24 June 2016

    A30 – Advance Notice for Phase 2 of Overnight Road Closures from 26th to 30th June 2016

    As a part of the ongoing works to dual the A30 between Temple and Higher Carblake overnight closures are required to lift bridge beams and precast edge and deck units into position.

    This information relates to the second phase of overnight works between the hours of 8.00pm and 6.00am the following morning commencing Sunday 26th June until Thursday 30th June 2016 inclusive. 

    The second phase of night-time closures relate specifically to bridge construction works at both Temple Tor and Preeze Cross (Four Winds) however there may be ancillary works throughout the closure.

    Residents living alongside the A30 (whose only access is via the A30) will receive separate instructions to enable them to leave or return to their properties.  Please note this facility is only available for those residents.

    A solid black vertical ‘diamond’ diversion route will be put into operation for all A30 through traffic.  Please follow these signs and do not rely on SatNavs; access to the A30 is not available until drivers have reached Bodmin.

    Eastbound traffic will be diverted at either Highgate Hill roundabout (A39) or Innis Downs roundabout (A389) then via Wadebridge and Camelford to the A395 for Kennard’s House (A30).

    Total closure of the A30 eastbound will be located at Carminow Cross (Bodmin off-slip) allowing drivers to use the A38 or for local traffic requiring alternative routes to villages surrounding Bodmin.

    Westbound A30 traffic will be diverted off at Kennards House roundabout – all A30 through traffic will be directed onto the A395/A39 returning to the A30 via Bodmin (A389) or via Highgate Hill (A39).

    Local traffic only will be able to continue on the A30 from Kennards House for local locations including Altarnun, Colliford Lake, Warleggan or Cardinham.  Local westbound A30 traffic will be curtailed at Hawks Tor gap.

    Kier would like to apologise to the local community and the travelling public for any inconvenience during these essential closures.  Further details on Kier website www.kier-a30cornwall.co.uk

    If any clarification is required please contact Kier’s Public Liaison Officer, Mick Martin via email michael.martin@kier.co.uk

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  • 2nd June 2016

    Kier Works/Travel Update – 2 June 2016

    Advance Notice of Overnight Road Closures from 19 June until 21 July 2016

    As a part of the ongoing works to dual the A30 between Temple and Higher Carblake, a programme of works will commence from Sunday 19th June 2016 for a period of 25 nights.  During the closures it is intended to lift bridge beams and precast edge and deck units into position at all three bridge locations and to also carry out other ancillary works.  In order for the works to take place with the upmost safety it will require the A30 to be closed overnight.

    The 25 closures will be spread out over five consecutive weeks; in practical terms this will mean five sets of five nights. Each set of closures will commence on the Sunday evening continuing each night until the Thursday evening inclusive. The dates for the overnight closures are as follows:-

    5 x Nights – 8.00pm until 6.00am from Sunday 19th June each night until Thursday 23rd June 

    5 x Nights – 8.00pm until 6.00am from Sunday 26th June each night until Thursday 30rd June

    5 x Nights – 8.00pm until 6.00am from Sunday 3rd July each night until Thursday 7th July

    5 x Nights – 8.00pm until 6.00am from Sunday 10th July each night until Thursday 14th July

    5 x Nights – 8.00pm until 6.00am from Sunday 17th July each night until Thursday 21st July

    Please Note: All side roads will be closed from 7.00pm to ensure the full closure of the A30 by 8.00pm

    Local traffic only will be able to rejoin the A30 westbound at Kennards House roundabout for all locations as far west as Temple (using old road). Total closures of the A30 eastbound will be located at Carminow Cross (Bodmin off-slip) allowing drivers to use the A38 or for local traffic requiring alternative routes to villages surrounding Bodmin.  Local westbound A30 traffic will be curtailed at Hawks Tor gap.

    Special arrangements have been made with the emergency services to ensure full coverage during lifting operations.

    Residents living alongside the A30 (whose only access is via the A30) will receive separate instructions to enable them to leave or return to their properties. Please note this facility is only available for those residents.

    A black vertical ‘diamond’ diversion route will be put into operation for all A30 through traffic.  Eastbound traffic will be diverted off the A30 at Highgate Hill roundabout – all A30 through traffic will use the A39 to Wadebridge/Camelford and then the A395 to Kennard’s House.

    Traffic requiring locations east of Highgate Hill including Bodmin and the A38 will be able to rejoin the A30 eastbound as far as Carminow Cross, Bodmin.

    Westbound A30 traffic will be diverted off at Kennards House roundabout – all A30 through traffic will be directed onto the A395 returning to the A30 via Bodmin (A389) or Highgate Hill (A39).

    Kier would like to apologise to the local community and the travelling public for any inconvenience during these essential closures. We look forward to bringing these bridges into use as soon as possible to enable everyone to cross, join or exit the A30 safely; which is our ultimate aim.  Further details on Kier website www.kier-a30cornwall.co.uk 

    If further clarification is required please contact Kier’s Public Liaison Officer, Mick Martin via email michael.martin@kier.co.uk

     

    ++++ Further information on works ++++

    The programme of lifts (subject to weather constraints) will commence at Preeze Cross/Four Winds with the steel beams being lifted into place.

    The individual steel beams will be delivered to site and assembled on the ground to form braced pairs before being lifted into position to form the bridge deck.

    When the Preeze Cross deck is completed we will then move on to Cardinham Bridge followed by Temple Tor and carry out a similar procedure.

    Once the bridge beams are in place a separate lifting crew will work on fixing the precast edge beams and deck units; this will follow a similar sequence to the steel beam lifts.

    A great deal of pre-planning has gone into this lifting phase to ensure everything goes to plan within the allocated time frame.

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  • 1st June 2016

    Kier Travel News Update – 1st June 2016

     

    Are you travelling to Cornwall this summer?

    Below is a short guide for travellers to Cornwall to avoid the delays which can be experienced at Temple.

    During peak holiday time’s delays into or out of Cornwall on the A30 can be quite severe on Bodmin Moor at Temple.

    Delays can add an extra 10 minutes to over 1 hour to your journey. This is actually why Kier are carrying out major construction works to dual this section of road!

    To help alleviate some of the problems experienced Kier will be running three lanes of traffic during the peak holiday period.

    Between Saturday 22 July and Sunday 4 September at Temple we will have two lanes operating eastbound if you are heading out of Cornwall.

    This should drastically remove delays experienced for eastbound traffic and curtail the need for drivers to use Satnavs to avoid the queues.

    The eastbound carriageway was chosen because historically this is where we have experienced the worst delays due to the regular holiday changeover times.

    Westbound traffic will continue to use a single carriageway for the length of the construction. Travellers coming into Cornwall via the M5 will be advised by the use of overhead Variable Message Signs (VMS) between Junctions 27 and 31 at Exeter.

    Additional information will also be available at motorway service areas when heading west from Bristol; as well as on the A30 at Dunheved Bridge (prior to Launceston), Kennards House (prior to the A395 junction for North Cornwall and at Plusha, Bodmin Moor Services to ensure drivers are advised of the current travel situation. Drivers are then best placed to take alternative routes should delays be excessive.

    If you’re planning a trip to Cornwall this summer here are a few pointers to note before heading off on your journey.

    • Try and avoid peak travel times in reaching Temple if at all possible – for westbound traffic this is typically between 3pm and 7pm on a Friday and between 10am and 5pm on a Saturday.
    • For eastbound traffic Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays can also be difficult from 10.00am until 1.00pm. Please note there should be no problems post 22nd July until the 4th September 2016 as a result of the two-lanes in operation.
    • Plan an alternative route in advance – the A38 will take you to South East Cornwall and allow you to rejoin the A30 at Bodmin (which is past the works); the A395 from Kennards House will take you to North Cornwall to join A39 which can lead to Wadebridge and Newquay area.
    • You can view live traffic feeds from cameras on the A30 at Bodmin Moor and A38 Glynn Valley on the Traffic England website http://www.trafficengland.com/ To view, move the map to Cornwall and click on the tab ‘Map Layers’ – this will bring up the sites of the cameras, click on the camera to view the images.

     Travelling eastbound (out of Cornwall) before Saturday 22 July or after Sunday 4 September?

    The A30 can still be busy outside of the busy summer holiday period so again, we would recommend you travel outside of peak hours (as above). Also do checkout local traffic reports, either on Twitter @HighwaysSWEST @DC_Police @BBCTravelSW or on the BBC Cornwall website https://www.bbc.co.uk/travel/cornwall/incidents/road

    Whilst on your journey, please be aware of the VMS signs which have been placed to ensure you and your passengers have a safe and comfortable journey travelling home.

    Above all enjoy your stay in Cornwall and have a safe journey.

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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