A3 Guildford improvements

Theresa Morley

This work consists of improvements to the University and Stoke interchanges to help relieve congestion and improve traffic flows, and the installation of average speed cameras on the A3 northbound to keep journeys safe and reliable.

The southbound exit slip road at the Stoke interchange has been widened to bring the existing narrow lanes up to current standards and to extend the length of the marked lanes. This work was completed in August 2019.

Average speed cameras have been installed on the northbound 50mph speed limit section through Guildford, between the Hogs Back and the Wooden Bridge junction. These cameras have been shown to encourage a better level of compliance with speed limits over longer distances. They can also have a traffic calming effect as this reduces the need for heavy braking which in turn reduces the risk of incidents. These cameras should help to make the road safer by reducing congestion caused by incidents and also smooth out traffic flow.

Highways England is now concentrating on the northbound exit slip road at the University interchange. This will be extended back towards the main A3 carriageway and widened to provide more capacity for vehicles exiting the A3. The existing footpath between the slips will be closed and an improved footpath will be installed along the exit slip road up to Egerton Road roundabout. The current signage will be updated and the drainage along the slip road will be upgraded.

For the safety of our workforce and customers, overnight lane closures, slip road closures and full road closures will be in place during the works at Guildford. In addition, there is a speed limit reduction down to 40 mph and free recovery if you break down.

The project is expected to be completed by Spring 2020.

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