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Innis Downs - Coppermine - 12129.jpg
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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Old A30, now A389.

Looking east towards the old junction. Bypass on right.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 27, 2007 by SteveA30
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A3075 near Newquay

The end of the 3075 near the River Gannel. The primary A392 crosses at the roundabout ahead

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 05, 2005 by multiraider2
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A38 near Bodmin

Taken on the A38 just before it crosses the A30 Bodmin by-pass. The NSL sign ahead marks the end of the long Dobwalls to Bodmin 50 mph zone imposed for saftey reasons. The slip to the A30 westbound is behind us. At the roundabout ahead, left is just the off-slip for the A30 toward Bodmin, straight on is local roads and the A38 (now non-primary) is the right turn.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 01, 2005 by multiraider2
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Sign on A3072

Taken at Holsworthy, Cornwall

OP Simon {A6(M)}

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 14, 2005 by M4Simon
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A30, May 1974

Looking east near Launceston, at the A388 junction to the left and, B3254 to the right. Construction of the bypass commenced that summer. It was online through here.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 19, 2009 by SteveA30
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Pre-war A30, Launceston, March 2009

This was a 2 way street into the 1970's at least. All 4 arms were in use and, a well known local policeman directed traffic all day in the 60's and, had a smile for everyone.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 30, 2009 by SteveA30
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Pre-war A30

The reasom for an early bypass is self evident here. With 2 way traffic, even the smaller vehicles of the time must have been gridlocked in the summer.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 30, 2009 by SteveA30
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Pre-war A30

Exeter street on the right, coming up from the hairpin bend, where the wartime bypass veered sharply away, until 1976., when the second bypass opened. Note pavements made entirely of granite.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 30, 2009 by SteveA30
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Old A30

The hairpin bend has recently had this pavement extension added, reducing road space on the left by half for no obvious reason, 33 years after the bypass opened. Exeter St. coming out on the right.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 30, 2009 by SteveA30
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Old to new A30

View west from Bolventor to the bypass. 24/3/09

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 01, 2009 by SteveA30
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Distant A30

View east from Bolventor, of both A30's. They merge in the valley.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 01, 2009 by SteveA30
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Aug 30 1975

Homeward bound traffic passes the Jamaica Inn on the A30

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 01, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30, 1975

The Jamaica Inn, Bolventor, looking west. Note a section already dualled, on the horizon. This must have been the first D2 between Exeter and Redruth.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 01, 2009 by SteveA30
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Old A30, 2009

March 24 2009 and all is quiet, as the full D2 passes behind the Inn.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 01, 2009 by SteveA30
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Jamaica?

No, she went of her own accord. Er, anyway, holiday traffic trundles homewards at Bolventor.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 01, 2009 by SteveA30
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Old A30

The only holiday traffic now is visitors to the Inn. Very expensive food, so I just had coffee.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 01, 2009 by SteveA30
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Bolventor

Old A30 at Bolventor.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 30, 2009 by SteveA30
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Rural GSJ

The link from the e/bnd A30 to the old road behind me.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 30, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30

Looking east from the same spot.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 30, 2009 by SteveA30
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Bypassed

Slightly further eastwards. This is a T shaped remnant of old road with access from both sides of the new.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 30, 2009 by SteveA30
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Muddy A30

A bit further along the T, looking east. A cattle lorry gives an impression of the old days, while an artic represents the modern scenario.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 30, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30

Looking west from Trewint to the bypass, March 24 2009

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 28, 2009 by SteveA30
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Old A30's

Looking east to the Five Lanes bypass, which is on a 1972 OS map but, not on a 1966 one.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 28, 2009 by SteveA30
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Whole bypass

Not a bypass of Whole but, all of the Five Lanes bypass in one shot. The D2 is up on the right behind the trees so, 3 A30's here. The right turn connects from the w/bnd side.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 28, 2009 by SteveA30
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Joining A30

heading east from the old onto the new.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 28, 2009 by SteveA30
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Past and Present

The east end of the T, where the old gives way to the new.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 30, 2009 by SteveA30
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A30 Two Bridges, Cornwall

Looking east where the old leaves the new. March 24 2009

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by SteveA30
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New to Old A30

A view further back of the old, where the e/bnd side ends abruptly.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by SteveA30
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Into The Valley

Turning around, the old A30 is untouched.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by SteveA30
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The Bends

Heading west, this was a right hand bend but, is now a T junction with a lane from Lewannick.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by SteveA30
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Plusha

A mile further on, the old road submits again, where once it had priority. The B3257 sweeps in and takes over.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by SteveA30
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Back To The Future

Within a 1/2 mile, the new A30 swamps everything. The garage indicates the original route, now a dead end, next to a Subway cafe.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by SteveA30
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Second B Road exit - or second from last

Exit 2 on the long route to London. Or Exit 400 if coming the other way. This is the turn for the coast road which is amazing all the way around to St Ives

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by snowman is back
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Goss Moor

Only 6 miles to Bodmin. The 35 before it went too quick.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by snowman is back
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Goss Moor

nearing the end now, not sure which exit this was now.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by snowman is back
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Goss Moor

Coming to the end of the new bit. (sorry camera packed up) and its take a fraction of the time than it use to. Getting in and out of Cornwall is a lot easier.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by snowman is back
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Goss Moor

A39 junction. This is where the jams would start. This use to go from dual to single in no time at all and take a good hour to get through it. Now the road is built its so much easier

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 25, 2009 by snowman is back
The Red Post, Launcells - Geograph - 1368912.jpg
The Red Post, Launcells
Victoria - Coppermine - 12038.jpg
Victoria

Looking east through Victoria. On a motorbike ride from Fleet to Penzance in 1977, I met another biker at the Little Chef at Honiton and, we rode west together, stopping at this Inn for a lovely Cornish pasty and cold beverage. How many memories from countless journeys have passed into history, along with the road.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 21, 2007 by SteveA30
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Veryan fingerpost

Doesn't look like this has been touched for years. Fingerpost in the Cornish village of Veryan.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 18, 2006 by multiraider2
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Cornwall sign Dead and Alive?

OP M60-Tony

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 21, 2005 by M4Simon
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Cornwall sign

Skiddy New Road?

OP M60-Tony

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 21, 2005 by M4Simon
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Cornwall sign

Single track, blind left hand hairpin

OP M60-Tony

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 21, 2005 by M4Simon
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Junction of the B3285 one way system in St. Agnes
West Devon - Welcome to Cornwall (C) Lewis Clarke - Geograph - 2490792.jpg
West Devon - Welcome to Cornwall (C) Lewis Clarke
A sign on the A30 welcoming motorists in Cornwall.
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North towards Traboe Cross The straight road from St Ruan crosses Goonhilly Downs and approaches the B3293 here.

 
 
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