Thousands of local drivers and holidaymakers are to benefit from today when one of Cornwall's largest civil engineering projects officially opens in time for the peak summer holiday period.
The £93M, 12km A30 Bodmin to Indian Queens dual carriageway replaces an outdated single carriageway section of the main route though Cornwall. The old route carved through the middle of Goss Moor and was notorious for a low railway bridge which was often hit by high vehicles, causing long delays and road closures. The new road, built with waste material from the nearby china clay industry, will carry up to 30,000 vehicles a day during the summer months reducing the long queues and congestion associated with the old road. Contractor was Alfred McAlpine, designer was Scott Wilson, client was the Highways Agency.