A30 Temple to Higher Carblake Improvement

Update - 1 June 2017

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.

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Contractors - Kier - have committed to opening the dual carriageway on Friday 14 July, along with two of the three bridges. Kier has also committed to opening the third bridge by Tuesday 25 July. Cones – and any associated traffic management – will be removed from the dual carriageway and two bridges by 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.

Around 36,000 vehicles use this stretch of the A30 during peak season. Depending on what direction you're travelling in, the road tends to be busier (and more congested) during these times and days:

  • Westbound A30 – Fridays between 12noon and 6pm and Saturdays from 8am until 4pm.
  • Eastbound A30 – Fridays 10am to 4pm; Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 4pm – Monday mornings can also be busy on bank holidays

Before you head off on your journey (or if you have a passenger who can check information while you're travelling), you can find up-to-the-minute traffic news on the Traffic England website. You can also check out local traffic reports on Twitter by following @HighwaysSWEST, @DC_Police, @BBCTravelSW.

In the event of congestion, Highways England will update the Variable Message Signs (VMS) on the M5 southbound carriageway near Exeter and also eastbound just before Carminnow Cross/A38 junction at Bodmin. You can also find traffic information at service stations. The best way to keep updated while you're on the move however, is to stay tuned to local radio traffic reports. 

For the duration of the construction of the new dual carriageway cyclists are prohibited from travelling along the route as the single lanes are narrower. For cyclists travelling east on the A30 they should leave at the Bodmin off-ramp at Carminow Cross and follow the clearly marked cycle route via Fletchers Bridge, Mount and Bolventor. For cyclists travelling west on the A30 they should leave at the Colliford Lake turn-off and follow the clearly marked cycle route via Mount and Fletchers Bridge.

More information can be found on the Kier A30 Temple website.