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A30 Dualling Confirmed
8:04am 23rd April 2014
Confirmation that work to dual one of Cornwall's biggest bottlenecks will start this year is being branded a boost for tourism.
The Prime Minister made the announcement as part of plans to back business and jobs through infrastructure.
Mick Martin speaks for the A30 action group and says the stretch at Temple is a nightmare: "The road as it stands at the moment is single carriageway, that's one lane each way. From Scotland all the way to Cornwall is dual carriageway until you get to Temple; it just doesn't work. Unfortunately, accidents, cars overheating - it all leads to build up and pollution as well.
"The local people will be safe to cross the road; we have to run the gauntlet, as I call it, to cross the road and we're going to have flyovers at the major junctions; it's a win win and a straight-through route for through traffic that wants to get to the rest of Cornwall."
Other projects from Saltash to Hayle are also due to start.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: "Ensuring Britain has first class infrastructure is a crucial part of our long term economic plan: supporting business, creating jobs and providing a better future for hardworking people.
"As a crucial part of our long-term economic plan, this Government is backing business with better infrastructure so that more jobs and opportunities are created for hardworking people, meaning more financial security and peace of mind for families."
Chancellor George Osborne said: "As part of our long term economic plan we are investing in infrastructure around the country to create a more balanced, resilient economy.
"Because of the tough decisions we have taken in day to day spending, we can prioritise public investment where it is most needed and create the right conditions for private investment in infrastructure where it brings value for the taxpayer.
"So this year over 200 new projects worth an estimated £36 billion are due to start, creating thousands of jobs, securing future growth and delivering the world class infrastructure Britain deserves."
In the Duchy and Devon, the following schemes are due to start in 2014/15:
A30 Bodmin Moor Temple to Carblake dualling
A30 Loggans Moor Roundabout improvements (Hayle)
A38 Carkeel Roundabout improvements (Saltash)
A38 Drumbridges Roundabout improvements (Newton Abbot)
A38 Manadon sliproad improvements (Plymouth)
A38 Spaltford Split additional lane (Exeter)
M5 J30 sliproad improvement (Exeter)
Marjon link road improvements (Plymouth)
Tithebarn link road (Exeter)
Union Corner junction improvements (Falmouth)
Newcourt rail improvements (Exeter)
Dawlish Warren and Exmouth Beach Management Scheme
Exeter Flood Defence Scheme
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