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Views sought on Temple A30 dualling blueprint

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: January 04, 2013

HAPPY MOTORING:  An image showing how the A30 at Temple could be redesigned.

HAPPY MOTORING: An image showing how the A30 at Temple could be redesigned.

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THIS image shows how the A30 could be re-designed to alleviate traffic congestion at Temple, near Bodmin.

The Cornish Guardian reported before Christmas how Chancellor George Osborne had approved the £60 million scheme to dual the notorious bottleneck.

Now members of the public will have an opportunity to have their say on proposals during an exhibition at Blisland Village Hall on January 10 and 11.

Cornwall Council was given approval to proceed with proposals to dual the three-mile stretch of the A30 between Temple and Higher Carblake after the Government confirmed it would put £30 million into the scheme.

The council will match this funding and finance the preparatory costs of delivering the scheme, designed by Cormac Solutions Ltd.

The council said that initial discussions with residents and interested parties had helped inform the current design and as part of the official consultation process, the exhibition would give members of the public an opportunity to view the latest designs and have their say.

A computer-generated 'fly-through' and images of the planned route will be on display during the exhibition which will be open between 10.30am and 8pm on Thursday, January 10 and between 8am and 8pm on Friday, January 11.

"It is really important that people get involved in this consultation process," said Councillor Bert Biscoe, Cornwall Council portfolio holder for transport, highways and environment.

"We would very much like to get as many people involved as possible – it's your moor, your road."

Councillor Mick Martin, Cornwall Council member for Lanivet, added: "I hope that everyone is able to attend the exhibitions in Blisland and if you can't turn up on either day, there is still the opportunity to have your say – so please do."

If you are unable to attend the exhibition, you can find out more about the plans at www.cornwall.gov.uk/ majorschemes or write to Engineering Design Group, Cornwall Council, Murdoch Building, Scorrier, Redruth TR16 5EH, e-mail A30Temple@cornwall.gov.uk or call 01872 323313.

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  • poldice  |  January 07 2013, 10:58AM

    Agree with jjlee about the slip roads you only have to look at the Westbound junctions at Hamburger Hill in particular but also Summercourt and Mitchell they are lethal with vehicles entering the dual carriageway virtually at right angles at slow speed with fast traffic bearing down on them, just bad design and penny pinching.

    Rate   5
  • poldice  |  January 07 2013, 10:53AM

    It has to be one of the easiest stretches to dual... JUST CRACK ON AND GET IT DONE FOR EVERY ONES SAKE.

    Rate   4
  • First Impressions  |  January 07 2013, 10:22AM

    This is long overdue. Whilst the congestion at Temple is not as bad as Goss Moor once was, it still causes bottlenecks. Essentially when Goss Moor was completed the single carriageway further up ended up getting blocked. I can remember lorries getting stuck under the iron bridge as long ago as the late 1960s! Dualling at Temple is good news and will help local businesses.

    Rate   4
  • JJLee  |  January 07 2013, 10:03AM

    Silly design which does not give cars enough slip to increase speed to match that of other drivers thus creating a bottle-neck as lorries are forced to pull out and block the faster lane

    Rate   2
  • josdave  |  January 07 2013, 9:04AM

    While Pat may have oversimplified it I too think there is far too much road building and the answer to the traffic problem is to reduce the number of vehicles on the road. Easier said than done as so many people, made lazy by overuse of the car would not give it up but if all unnecessary journeys were cut out or done by bus or train the traffic problem would disappear. As for Cornwall if some people had their way and the M5 was extended to Penzance what a dreary journey holidaymakers would have, seeing nothing of the county just tarmac. So what if you get there a few minutes quicker if you are bored out of your skull what a start to a holiday that is.

    Rate   -5
  • kernewekonan  |  January 06 2013, 12:50PM

    i agree that this stretch of road needs dualling but the whole A30 needs to be done asap.But what really annoys me is that over the years we have received from london, by passes that are no more than upgraded single carriage way lanes in a lot of places. dual carriage ways with unsafe and not fit for purpose cross overs, up country they have proper flyovers or under passes we do not receive our rightful share of funding and now we are going to pay for half the cost of this temple project. I consider this to be totally wrong and therefore should be stopped forthwith we pay our road fund tax like the rest of the uk and this should be financed from london they find plenty of money to do what they want there. It is time us cornish got the help everyone else gets.and not to be treated like a lot of idiots they must think we are. The council should use the money they want to give to this project to repair, properly the numerous potholed and unsafe roads and repair the flood damage they say they have no money to do.

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  • PatVulgata  |  January 05 2013, 2:28PM

    It doesn't take a genious to spell genius... Why not just tarmac over the entire surface of Britain and we can all drive round and round in circles until we all choke to death from carbon monoxide gas...

    Rate   -9
  • dma5545  |  January 05 2013, 10:45AM

    This needs to be done and soon, what a pain it is to try and get into cornwall in the summer, or to leave it! I cant see why anyone would be against this. Safer, Faster, and more money into Cornwall....all good.

    Rate   11
  • MarjProops  |  January 04 2013, 4:49PM

    Don't talk. Just build it!, the sooner the better!

    Rate   19
  • terry_g  |  January 04 2013, 11:45AM

    It doesn't need a genious to work out that the scheme is some thirty or forty years overdue, and the sooner that it gets going the better. Anyone who has spent ages sitting in the endless summer traffic snarl-ups will know that the present set-up is strangling Cornwall's whole wellbeing.

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