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A30 improvements to go before Secretary of State

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles. Credit: ITV News West Country

A Planning Inspectorate has announced, the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has agreed to look at the planning application for the proposed road upgrade to the A30 between Temple and Carblake.

Cornwall Council wants to widen the A30 Trunk road for nearly 3 miles between Temple and Higher Carblake and realign the existing carriageway to provide additional lanes, the central reserve and verges.

Junctions will be replaced with three separate bridges.

People are now being invited to have their say.

More information can be found here.

A30 to close for roadworks

Planned overnight closure of the A30 westbound, from Daisymount interchange to the junction of the A30/C832 near M5 Junction 29, will take place tonight and tomorrow night.

Closures on that stretch, from 8pm to 6am each night, are to enable overhead gantry signs to be replaced over the westbound A30. Work was postponed earlier this week due to adverse weather.

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Chancellor confirms A30 will be upgraded

The Chancellor has announced today that the Government will help pay for a multi million pound scheme to remove one of Cornwall's worst bottlenecks.

The three mile section of the A30 on Bodmin Moor at Temple will be upgraded to a dual carriageway. During the summer there are long queues at the spot. The £60 million cost will be shared by Cornwall Council and the Government.

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