The holiday season looks already well under way in Devon and Cornwall with traffic delays reported around the region’s busy roads and bottlenecks.
A massive amount of traffic is being experienced on the main holiday routes today with the A30, particularly around the Temple roadworks near Bodmin, the A38 and the A303 badly affected.
The busiest day of the year on the region’s roads is expected to be next Saturday, when the majority of the schools have broken up.
According to Traffic England, the worst delays are:
*A30 Devon – traffic is heavy from the M5 junction with pockets of very slow moving traffic along the length of the road heading into Cornwall.
*M5 – southbound between junctions 21 and 24 north of Exeter. Traffic is heavy and slow moving.
*A38 – Traffic is heavy and slow moving along the A38 from its junction with the A30 in Bodmin. It is particularly slow near Bodmin and from the Trerulefoot Roundabout to Saltash.
*A303 – Very slow moving traffic westbound, particularly near the junction with the A35 at Honiton.
*A30 westbound between the junctions with the A395 and the A389 Bodmin North. Very long queues and very long delays are affecting this area with traffic stationary. Normal traffic conditions are expected to resume by 1pm, although Traffic England has already revised this estimate several times.
*A30 eastbound between the junctions with the A38 Bodmin South and the A395 Bodmin North. Traffic is currently at a standstill due to volume of vehicles travelling out of Cornwall. Normal traffic conditions are expected to resume by 1pm, although Traffic England has already revised this estimate several times
.*A30 westbound between the A3076 and the junction with the A39 south. Traffic is said to be very slow moving with normal conditions expected to resume shortly.
*A30 – traffic is particularly slow moving between all of the above named points.
*A30 West Cornwall. There are long queues on the approach to Loggans Moor roundabout near Hayle. There are also long queues on the approach to the St Ives turn-off at St Erth and the Marazion roundabout, as well as into Penzance.