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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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A30 Junctions

 

*** Dual Carrigeway Now Fully Open ***

CARDINHAM DOWNS & PREEZE CROSS OVERBRIDGES – NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC

Please note: Temple Tor Overbridge open by September (see update below)

 

 

 

Construction Updates

  • 18th August 2017

    Kier Travel and Works Update – 18 August 2017

    A30 – Praze Rd (Four Winds to Blisland)

    Please be advised that a section of Praze Rd (Four Winds junction on the A30 leading to Blisland) will be closed to public traffic from 21st August to 3rd September at the A30 junction to allow installation of the new cattle grid as part of the A30 improvement scheme works. For eastbound A30 traffic, please use the Cardinham North off-slip as an alternative route to access Blisland and St Breward. For westbound A30 traffic, access to Blisland and St Breward will be available using Preeze Cross overbridge. 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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  • 18th August 2017

    Kier Travel and Works Update – 18 August 2017

    A30 – Temple Tor Overbridge

    Please be advised that due to unforeseen circumstances the opening of Temple Tor overbridge for some public traffic will be delayed until Wednesday 23rd August. Further updates will be issued early next week to confirm a date for full opening. 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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  • 3rd August 2017

    Kier Travel and Works Update – 03 August 2017

    A30 – Temple Tor Overbridge

    Following a number of enquiries requesting a date for the opening of the Temple Tor overbridge, please be advised that Temple Tor overbridge is scheduled to open to public traffic on 18th August 2017. We 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