Thursday, 12 July 2007
Goss Moor diversion fully open
I had previously noted that part of the A30 diversion around the north side of Goss Moor in mid Cornwall had opened. Now the contractors have completed the whole scheme from the west end of Bodmin Bypass through to the next section of dual carriageway at Indian Queens. It is great to get this done before the school holiday build up of traffic. Two particular Eco friendly aspects of this construction are well worth noting. Firstly the new route, although slightly longer than the road it has superseded, has taken away traffic from Goss Moor itself; previously the moor had been bisected by the main road, not an ideal scenario for this very special habitat. Secondly, a considerable amount of china clay waste from the nearby tips was used in the building of the diversion - that's got to be sensible whatever way you look at it. So road schemes can produce benefits for the environment!