North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson is calling on the Government to use the Autumn Statement tomorrow to provide funding to upgrade the A30 at Temple to dual carriageway.
The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement will be delivered in the House of Commons tomorrow afternoon and will include more than £5 billion in capital investment for transport, skills, science and schools.
Rogerson is today urging the Treasury to include the Temple – Higher Carblake scheme as one of those projects to get Government support.
He said: “Tomorrow’s Autumn Statement by the Chancellor would provide the perfect opportunity for the Coalition Government to provide funding to upgrade the A30 at Temple to dual carriageway.
“I have been campaigning for many years and I know local residents and businesses are desperate for some good news about the project going ahead. I am urging the Treasury to include the A30 in their list of infrastructure projects tomorrow.”
Cornwall Council Leader Jim Currie said the Council had been working in partnership with the Highways Agency, business leaders and the local community for some time to develop a proposal to bring forward the dualling of this stretch of the A30. He now hoped the Government would give the go ahead to this proposal.
“Traffic congestion on the main roads in and out of Cornwall is a huge issue for holiday makers, local residents and businesses,” he said. “This scheme will play a vital role in the future prosperity of Cornwall by delivering improvements in road safety, encouraging economic growth, aiding regeneration and business expansion and supporting tourism.”
Check out the Dec/Jan issue of Business Cornwall magazine for the full results of a survey we conducted in association with Bishop Fleming, to gauge business opinion on the dualling of the A30.