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A30 Temple to
Higher Carblake
improvement scheme

Journey Impact

Drivers are asked to try and avoid peak travelling times or plan alternative routes prior to reaching the ‘pinch-point’ at Temple.

Please try and avoid the following ‘Peak Travel Times’ as the volume of traffic soon builds up during busy holiday periods at Temple.

Times to Avoid:

Westbound A30 – Fridays between 12noon and 6pm and Saturdays from 8am until 4pm.

Eastbound A30: Fridays 10am until 4pm; Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 4pm. Please remember – Monday mornings can also be busy following Bank Holidays

In the event of major congestion Highways England will update their Variable Message System (VMS) on the southbound M5 before Exeter enabling you to make an informed decision and switch to the A38 as a possible alternative.

If you are visiting or leaving Cornwall, “Have a safe trip.”

Please note: The road is subject to wide-loads passing through the site at any time; for safety considerations this may necessitate closing the road prior to the wide-load passing through.   Unfortunately this can create long delays at any time; unfortunately we have no control over the timing of these events.

Unfortunately building a new road alongside a ‘live’ carriageway creates its own problems; therefore we cannot avoid the need for traffic management. This will be as much to protect your safety as that of the workforce.


We often get asked why the roadworks are so long given the actual construction is just over 2.5 miles. The length of the lead-in at either end of the works is guided by traffic management regulations. As a result of the narrow ‘live’ lanes a 40mph speed limit is required throughout the scheme for everyone’s safety. Average speed cameras strictly enforce the speed limit at all times. We also have a 24/7 recovery service to handle any situation within the roadworks.

Will there be diversions

Certain elements of the work unfortunately require the A30 to be closed in one or both directions for works to take place e.g. the lifting of bridge beams or changing the traffic management. Rest assured all such closures will take place at night to minimise disruption to the travelling public and local residents alike.

Advance warning of any closures will be given on information signs situated alongside the roadworks. Notices will also be made available via local newspapers, local radio and Cornwall Council’s own website. Appropriate traffic diversion signage will be displayed throughout the diversion routes for the duration of the closure.  At times we will need to close off side roads at their junctions with the A30 to allow for construction works. Local signage will advise drivers of closures ahead and giving alternative routes should they be required.  Advance warning of planned closures will be displayed in ‘Updates’ on the front page of the website.  As we approach the final phase of works it is anticipated that there will not be many further closures in 2017.


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