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A30 Bodmin - Indian Queens Dualling
 
 
Heavy Traffic on the A30 - Geograph - 225118.jpg
Heavy Traffic on the A30
Under Construction - The New A30 - Geograph - 225134.jpg
Under Construction - The New A30
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Goss Moor dualling, approaching from Bodmin
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Goss Moor dualling, Innis Downs
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Goss Moor dualling, Innis Downs
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Goss Moor dualling, heading away from Innis Downs
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Goss Moor dualling - Construction of new underbridge.
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Goss Moor dualling - Construction of new Victoria Interchange
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Goss Moor dualling - Where the old road crosses the new.
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Goss Moor dualling - Construction of the B3274 overbridge.
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Goss Moor dualling - Construction of the B3274 overbridge
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Goss Moor dualling - approaching from Indian Queens
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Goss Moor dualling - The new dual carriageway construction to the north.
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Goss Moor dualling - Crossing the new route.
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Goss Moor dualling - realignment of old route.
Under Construction - The New A30 - Geograph - 225139.jpg
Under Construction - The New A30
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Innis Downs

Going through Bodmin is ironically quicker than the bypass, on holiday days, and, brings me out to here. This useful diagram shows the current arrangements, except its now a dumbbell and the underpass is almost ready. This is under the bypass bridge, on the original A391, from the original A30.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2007 by SteveA30
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A30 near Victoria
Slip road, Victoria Interchange - Geograph - 1629282.jpg
Slip road, Victoria Interchange
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Victoria Interchange
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Iron Bridge

Aug 07. Some resurfacing here, plus cycle path.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 14, 2007 by SteveA30
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Old A30 at Goss Moor

The old A30 looking west from the Iron Bridge. Completely deserted.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 17, 2008 by DavidBrown
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Hello, Good Morning and Welcome.

This is now a noisy spot, as the first traffic swept underneath the Innis rbt, bringing to an end 30 years of summer queues on the Bodmin bypass.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 24, 2007 by SteveA30
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Jam today, no jam tomorrow

The last ever Bank Holiday queue for Innis Downs, in the distance. Opening is set for Mon June 25. The queue started at the east end of the bypass, just where I turned off for Bodmin luckily. Thats about 5-6 miles. 30 years of queues here since the bypass opened in 1977. Old A30 down on left. The old junction probably flowed better, as priority was for the A30 and there was no rbt. But, of course, Bodmin itself was the bottleneck.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2007 by SteveA30
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Innis innit.

The caravans head west round the dumbbell.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2007 by SteveA30
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Slip rd.

Waiting for the cones to be removed.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2007 by SteveA30
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Temporary A30

Bikers, caravanners, all on their hols.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2007 by SteveA30
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Convoy

The procession continued all day.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2007 by SteveA30
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Dumb or bell.

Half the bridge was blocked off to keep A30 traffic moving. If only half a dumbbell junction is in use, is it a dumb junction?

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2007 by SteveA30
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Nearly ready to go.

Looking west. Getting the after shot from here could be tricky!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2007 by SteveA30
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MSA

A new type of Express Services will be trialled here. Ample parking in the outside lanes. Users will form an orderly queue on the reservation.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2007 by SteveA30
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Innis Downs

Looking east, with the new off-slips each side. Westbound holiday jams often went back 5 or 6 miles from here.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 21, 2007 by SteveA30
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A30's

Looking east towards Innis Down. June 2007

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2007 by SteveA30
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Old & new.

Looking east.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2007 by SteveA30
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No-one around.

This garage was closed and deserted. After the wild emptiness of Goss Moor, this was getting spooky. A bit like Doctor Who and other science fiction scenes, where everything seems normal but, there are no people.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 21, 2007 by SteveA30
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Still nothing, May 2007

The strange quiet atmosphere continues. The Little Chef that closed in January 2007.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 21, 2007 by SteveA30
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A30 x 2

The new sweeps past the old.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 21, 2007 by SteveA30

 

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