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A30 Temple to Higher Carblake Improvement

Dual Carriageway open

One of Cornwall’s most important strategic routes has been transformed as the four lanes of dual carriageway between Temple and Higher Carblake on the A30 is now open. 

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Both Lanes of the A30 Temple to Higher Carblake were open from 6:00am on Friday 14th July. The eastbound carriageway was fully open and running at 70mph, on the 12th July along with one of the bridges at Preeze Cross which opened on the 6th July. Cardinham Bridge opened the week commencing 17th July, with Temple Bridge opening by the end of the August. Ancillary works will continue throughout this time and into the Autumn.

Long delays for motorists and queues of up to nine miles during peak season will be a thing of the past, with the improvement expected to bring big tourism benefits to Cornwall, as well as open up access for business investment and economic growth.

The successful completion of the scheme is expected to bring more than £134 million into the Cornish economy each year, and play a key role in the future prosperity of Cornwall by encouraging economic growth and aiding regeneration, business expansion and housing delivery, and supporting tourism. 

As anyone who has recently driven along the A30 between Temple and Higher Carblake will know, our contractors are in the final stages of building the long awaited dual carriageway and the three bridges that connect the local communities around Bodmin Moor.

Contractors - Kier - have committed to opening the dual carriageway and Preeze Cross bridge on Friday 14 July. Kier has also committed to opening Cardinham and Temple Tor bridges by Friday 28 July. Cones – and any associated traffic management – will be removed from the dual carriageway by 6:00am on Friday 14 July. Ancillary works – such as planting – will be carried out in the autumn planting season.

While the roadworks are coming to an end, visitors travelling along the A30 at Bodmin Moor before completion of the works are being encouraged to avoid peak times and to plan their journeys to take into account possible alternative routes should there be congestion around the site.