The A30 is one of the UK's longest A-roads, running from the fringes of London to Land's End. At Honiton it transforms into a major interurban expressway, powering across the middle of Devon and forming the vital spine road on which virtually the whole of Cornwall relies.
A30 Winchester Road Roundabout improvements 24 April 2017
As part of a programme of improvements to congested junctions around Basingstoke, the first of which was the M3 J6 Black Dam Improvements, the A30/A340 Winchester Road roundabout will be widened and the approaches improved.
Three of the four approach roads are to be widened and have traffic light controls added, with additional lanes created on those approaches and on the gyratory, increasing capacity around the junction. Drainage improvements will also be made to prevent the junction flooding.
A30 Temple - Higher Carblake 25 March 2017
Upgrade of the remaining single carriageway section across Bodmin Moor to dual two-lane standard. Grade separated junctions will be provided at Cardinham Downs junction, Preeze Cross junction and Temple junction.
Unlike the previous Highways Agency proposals, this scheme will make greater use of the existing route to reduce costs and land take. As anyone familiar with this section of the A30 will know the verges in part are wide enough to accommodate another carriageway.
A30 Carland - Chiverton 10 October 2016
Construction of a new dual-two lane road with grade separated junctions to connect existing dual carriageway sections on the A30 at the Redruth Bypass and Indian Queens.
This scheme is considered a low priority compared with others in the region and was overlooked for funding in previous spending reviews and funding allocations in 2005, 2008 and 2012. As a result, protection for the line of the new road was withdrawn in 2009. However, it was mentioned in the 2014 Autumn Statement as a scheme that would be progressed before 2020.
M5 J29 East of Exeter Improvement 14 October 2014
A package of measures designed to improve safety and increase capacity of the road network around and to the east of M5 J29. Traffic flows in this area are predicted to increase signficantly by 2016, as a result of a business park development, the completion of Exeter Gateway, and the expansion of Exeter Airport.
A30 Bodmin - Indian Queens 26 October 2008
Construction of a new dual-two lane grade separated dual carriageway on a new alignment to replace the current A30 between the southern terminus of the Bodmin bypass and Indian Queens. It will plug the gap between dual carriageway at each end and provide a continuous grade-separated route on the A30 from Bodmin Moor to the A39 fork.