Cornwall: A38 Saltash cameras backed but speed limit branded ‘ridiculously slow’

New average speed cameras are expected to go live either side of the Saltash Tunnel sometime next month, but the 30mph speed limit has been called “ridiculously slow”. The cameras are part of a range of measures which also include improved signage and road layouts, new lighting, and changes to speed limits – including the speed […]

Work comes to an end on A38 maintenance scheme

A comprehensive maintenance scheme which will mean safer and more reliable journeys using the A38 through Staffordshire is coming to an end. The final cones will be removed from the busy dual carriageway this week marking the conclusion of the essential works between Fradley and Barton under Needwood. National Highways has carried out a programme […]

A38 Derby Junctions upgrade approved

National Highways’ plans to improve congestion at three bottlenecks on the A38 around Derby have been given the go-ahead.  The Government has given formal approval by granting a Development Consent Order for the project, which will see journeys improved by upgrading the roundabouts at Kingsway, Markeaton and Little Eaton.  National Highways’ proposals were initially granted […]

£43 million for A38 to tackle congestion in Worcestershire

Improvements to A38 Bromsgrove will reduce journey times and boost connectivity for residents in the West Midlands, according to the Department for Transport. It has announced that construction on the upgrades will start in the coming weeks to radically improve the A38 Bromsgrove, reducing journey times, creating new opportunities for cycling and walking and boosting […]

Vital A38 upgrades to support thousands of new homes and jobs in Worcestershire

People in Worcestershire are set to benefit from more than £43 million of government funding for A38 upgrades to tackle congestion, improve local journeys, and support thousands of new jobs and homes. The project will generate more than £93 million in economic benefits for local communities in the Midlands, with the improvements directly supporting 1,100 […]

Burton-upon-Trent flood defence work completes £30 million investment

The Environment Agency has completed additional flood defence work in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, to alleviate issues around the A38 at Branston. The work, which started last summer in 2021, reduces flood risk to some 397 properties, including 18 affected by the flood of February 2020. The whole investment in Burton, including £2 million from the National […]

National Highways launches A38 safety consultation

National Highways has launched a six-week consultation into plans to improve safety on a stretch of the A38 in Cornwall. It points out the Trerulefoot to Carkeel stretch is part of an important route within the south western peninsula of England, linking Bodmin to the west and Exeter to the east, particularly serving commuting, tourism, […]


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