Cornwall to benefit from A303 improvements?

November 04th, 2014

Travelling to 5 star cottages in Cornwall could soon become easier as the Government are looking to publish a ten-year plan to dual the A303.

If the plan goes ahead, no longer will you have to sit in queues for hours with the children complaining and asking the dreaded question of ‘are we nearly there yet.’

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, has revealed that he will use the Autumn Statement to confirm the plans for re-building sections of the congested A303 which is a vital connection between London and Cornwall.

Speaking to The House magazine, Danny Alexander said: “Our road network has been really neglected since the 1970s. You’ve had thirty or forty years of nothing much happening.

“We set out some pretty chunky sums of money for the roads, growing over the course of the next Parliament and I want to fill out for people what we are going to do with that.

“In the South West, (the A303) is a key economic artery. That route and others around the country, I want to use the Autumn Statement to set out ‘this is what we are going to do over the next five to ten years and this is the vision for what we actually want this route to be’.”