As Bodmin Moor’s A30 finally becomes dual carriageway, will Carland Cross become the new bottleneck?

Posted By on 14th July 2017

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14th July 2017

By Peter Tremayne

Motorists using the new A30 dual carriageway will have noticed a large gaggle of hi-vis yellow jackets on the bridge at Preeze Cross this morning as dozens of officials and local politicians celebrated the end of two years of roadworks.

Although there was no formal ribbon-snipping to mark the occasion, there was a cake-cutting at Blisland village hall.

Engineers are now looking west, to the Carland Cross A30 road junction near Truro, which might find that motorists who had previously struggled to reach Bodmin now arrive faster, and in greater numbers, at a different potential bottleneck.

The £59million improvement to the 2.8-mile section of road between Bodmin and Temple has taken two years and caused massive delays and disruption.  But Cornwall Council, which has been campaigning for the upgrade for decades, believes it will help deliver an additional £134million for the Cornish economy.