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A38 Dobwalls Bypass

A38 Dobwalls Bypass

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The Project

The A38 Trunk Road links mid-Cornwall to Plymouth and is one of only two trunk road routes to Cornwall. Between Plymouth and Liskeard the A38 is high standard dual carriageway over much of its length. However, at Dobwalls the trunk road is a single carriageway, with an additional lane only on the short, uphill section on the eastern approach to the village.

The traffic levels experienced on the A38 through Dobwalls causes congestion that is not only inconvenient but has a serious adverse effect on the village environment, causing community severance and noise pollution. In addition to the congestion and environmental effects, this section of the A38 has an accident rate that is above the national average for this type of road.

The bypass of Dobwalls will reduce traffic through the village by about 90%. This will secure substantial improvements for the majority of residents by alleviating the current congestion and consequently reducing severance. There will also be an improvement in safety.

An aerial view of the planned bypass is available by using the link at the bottom of the Contact Information and Map page.

Scheme Update

Work started on 15 November 2006 and is scheduled for completion in September 2008. For the latest information on road works and speed restrictions, please visit the Traffic Management page.

Details of current progress with construction can be found in the Construction Progress page.