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Three Lanes Open On A30 At Temple
The second eastbound lane opened on the A30 at Temple this morning
More than one million people are set to benefit from an extra lane on the notorious A30 bottleneck at Temple.
It means that capacity will be doubled between Temple and Higher Carblake throughout the peak summer season.
With work to build the dual carriageway on schedule for completion next Spring, the construction team from contractors Kier have been working around the clock to meet the aim of having two lanes in place eastbound in time for the busy summer holiday season. Steve Wood from Cornwall Council says " We know how important this route is to local people, visitors and businesses and are pleased to have been able to achieve a second lane running eastbound in time for peak season."
Around 19,600 vehicles travel long the A30 every day, rising to 34,965 on summer Fridays and Saturday.
Work will still continue throughout the summer, as the three new bridges are completed, and the old carriageways are upgraded.
In the 15 months to dat, 70,000 cubic metres of earth has been excavated - that's the equivalent to around 200 swimming pools full.
The whole scheme cost £59 million and four lanes are due to be operational by Spring 2017.
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