Opening of Innis Downs Junction on A30 UK
United Kingdom – The opening of the Innis Downs Junction on the A30 Bodmin to Indian Queens Improvement marks a significant step forward in the delivery of this scheme.
This follows the recent opening of two other key sections along the route: a new length of carriageway past Mount Pleasant and the new Victoria Junction.
The opening of both Innis Downs and Victoria Junctions means that heavy earthmoving construction traffic and road users will be kept apart during the next phase of the construction.
Highways Agency project leader, Andrew Alcorn, said: "This is a major milestone in the delivery of this major trunk road network in Cornwall. We’re on schedule to open the new dual carriageway for the peak summer period next year. "We would like to take this opportunity to thank drivers and local residents for their continued patience and co-operation while this major construction work is carried out."
Work on the seven miles of dual carriageway and around four miles of new local roads began on July 4th 2005.
The new dual carriageway will reduce congestion experienced on this key route serving Cornwall by replacing the single carriageway road that divided Goss Moor, a site of international importance.
The new road will also remove the need for high-sided vehicles to divert onto local roads when avoiding Iron Bridge, a low railway bridge on the existing A30.
The new dual carriageway will skirt to the north of Goss Moor, re-uniting the severed parts of the Moor. The section of the old A30 across Goss Moor will be converted into a footpath/cycletrack, giving improved public access to this important wildlife site.