North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson has renewed his calls for the A30 from Temple to Higher Carblake to be dualled.
Rogerson has been campaigning to get the three-mile stretch of road dualled since his election as MP in 2005. He says the bottleneck leads to hours of delays, accidents and means that neighbouring villages suffer from problems of drivers trying to avoid the traffic.
And figures recently obtained by Rogerson in Parliament, reveal that the A30 sees the biggest increase in traffic during the summer months of any road in the country.
During a recent meeting with Cornwall Council chief executive, Kevin Lavery, Rogerson continued calls for dualling of this stretch of the A30 to be a priority.
He said: “The Government recently announced that money was available for infrastructure projects, but they were looking for schemes that are ready to begin work in the very near future, so unfortunately the A30 at Temple did not qualify this time.
“During my meeting at County Hall I was pleased to hear that Council officers are urgently looking at ways to develop the proposal. It is essential that this remains a priority, so that next time Government funding becomes available this project can finally get underway.”