South West

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.

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M49 Avonmouth Junction 8 March 2017

Construction of a new interchange on the M49 at the site of the current Farm Lane overbridge, providing access from the motorway to the industrial areas of Avonmouth and the Severnside Enterprise Area.

The preferred design for the new junction will be a two-bridge roundabout interchange, using the existing overbridge to carry one side of the roundabout.

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A303 Amesbury - Berwick Down 27 January 2017

Replacement of the existing single two-lane road between existing sections of dual carriageway at Amesbury (the Countess roundabout) and Berwick Down (west of Winterbourne Stoke) with a new, purpose-built dual two-lane road. The new section of road will be at least partly in deep bored tunnel in order to avoid the sensitive landscape surrounding Stonehenge. The new road is likely to conform to Highways England's new "expressway" standard and include grade separation of Countess Weir Roundabout which is presently laid out to allow for a flyover to be built.

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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 As a result, protection for the line of the new road was withdrawn in 2009.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.

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A350 Chippenham Bypass Dualling 6 October 2016

Upgrade of the existing single two-lane A350 Chippenham Bypass to dual two-lane standard between Bumpers Farm Roundabout (A420) and Brook Roundabout immediately to the north. This improvement will link in with the recently improved dual carriageway from Chippenham to the M4, but will not provide a continuous dual carriageway connecting to it.

The approaches to both roundabouts will also be improved to the same standard with short sections of dual carriageway.

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A358 Taunton - Southfields 14 February 2016

Construction of a new dual two-lane road to replace the existing single two-lane A358 between Taunton and Ilminster. The new road is likely to be built to Highways England's new "expressway" standard and may incorporate parts of the existing road in places.

It is not yet clear whether the scheme will incorporate an improved junction with the M5, or whether it will lead directly onto the A303 Ilminster Bypass rather than taking a less direct line to terminate at the Southfields Roundabout as at present.

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A303 Sparkford - Ilchester 14 February 2016

Construction of a new dual two-lane road to replace the existing single two-lane A303 between Sparkford and Podimore, east of Ilchester. The new road will link two existing sections of dual carriageway and alleviate the congestion that builds up at this bottleneck, especially during the summer months.

The new road is likely to be built to Highways England's new "expressway" standard, and may include provision of a flyover or underpass at Podimore Roundabout, which was built in the mid-1990s with provision for future grade separation.

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