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Carkeel Improvements Aim To Tackle Traffic Misery

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7:00am 4th November 2014

£3m roadworks to stop Carkeel being a traffic nightmare are due to start before Christmas.

The Highways Agency has confirmed the scheme on the A38 will get underway this winter before being finished in the spring.

It will mean putting in an extra lane westbound and widening the exit.

According to the agency: "We are widening the westbound approach from two to three lanes and widening the westbound exit to allow for a two lane exit. We are also going to install a pedestrian footbridge on the A38 eastern arm.

"The scheme improvements will result in improved flow through the junction and reduced conflicts between merging traffic streams. The proposals achieve wider benefits in supporting growth in the surrounding area, such as development at Carkeel and Saltash."

The scheme is part of a package of plans to sort out "pinch points" on main roads across the southwest.

Highways Agency Regional Director, Andrew Page-Dove, said: “The country is in the early stages of the biggest road improvement programme since the 1970s and this is excellent news for road users in Devon and Cornwall.

“These road improvements will deliver benefits to drivers in the long term by tackling congestion, making journey times more reliable and improving safety.”

Highways Agency Area Manager, Julian Strong, added: “These schemes form part of a major investment in the roads infrastructure and the Agency understands that while this will have a positive benefit for Devon and Cornwall roads and economy, there will also be disruption to drivers during any roadworks.

“Every effort is being taken to make sure the work is taking place in a coordinated way and that schemes are delivered in a manner that minimises the impact on drivers, but the number of schemes taking place means drivers will experience a greater number of roadworks over the next year.”

7:00am 4th November 2014

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