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The A30

Running for 284 miles between London to Land's End, the A30 is the third longest A-road in Britain, yet for about half its length it is non-primary.

The A30 used to provide the most direct route from London to the southwest of England. Nowadays, much of the through traffic from the London area to south west England now uses the M3 motorway as far as Basingstoke then the A303 to Honiton where the route again joins the A30. As a result, most of the A30 has been downgraded and only parts of it now retain trunk road status.

The section between Honiton and Penzance, however remains vital to the economy of Cornwall as well as Central and Western Devon; this part of the route is an important trunk route, mostly grade separated Dual Carriageway. Places on the trunk section have been bypassed and sections of road widened.

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by David Dixon

Created: Wed, 10 Sep 2014, Updated: Sat, 24 Feb 2024


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SW7144 : Westbound A30 near Radnor by David Dixon
SU9164 : A30, North-east of Bagshot by David Dixon
SW8051 : Tolgroggan Bridge, A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross Improvement by David Dixon
SW7848 : New Bridge Construction at Chybucca, A30 Improvement Scheme by David Dixon
SW6842 : Bridge over the A30 Redruth Bypass by David Dixon
SW7445 : A30 Blackwater Bypass near Chiverton Cross by David Dixon
SW5738 : Eastbound A30, Loggans Moor by David Dixon
SW6340 : Westbound A30 approaching Junction for Camborne by David Dixon
SW6943 : Eastbound A30 at Redruth by David Dixon
SW3425 : Lands End tourism complex seen from the A30 by habiloid
SW5636 : Layby on the A30 at Hayle by David Dixon
SW7547 : A30 Improvement Scheme at Chiverton by David Dixon
SW7547 : A30 Improvement Scheme, New Bridge at Chiverton Interchange by David Dixon
SW5737 : Cornish Mainline Railway crossing the A30 near Hayle by David Dixon
SW8353 : A30 south of Carland Cross by David Dixon
SW7848 : New Bridge Under Construction at Chybucca, A30 Improvement Scheme by David Dixon
SW6240 : Eastbound A30 approaching the Camborne Junction by David Dixon
SW6942 : Eastbound A30, Exit for Redruth by David Dixon
SW6641 : Westbound A30 at extit for Camborne by David Dixon
SW7648 : A30 near Chiverton by David Dixon
SW7849 : HGV on the A30 near to Callestick by David Dixon
SU9264 : A30 near Windlesham by David Dixon
SW8554 : A30 near Carland Cross by David Dixon
SW6039 : Bridge over the A30 East of Connor Downs by David Dixon
SW6441 : A30 Wetbound at Camborne by David Dixon

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