A3 Guildford improvements

Theresa Morley

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 carriageway to keep journeys safe and reliable.

The southbound exit slip road at the Stoke interchange will be widened to bring the existing narrow lanes up to current standards and to extend the length of the marked lanes. We will also update the current signage and upgrade the drainage along the slip road.

The northbound exit slip road at the University interchange 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 road will be upgraded.

Average speed cameras will be installed on the northbound 50mph speed limit section through Guildford, between the Hogs Back and 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.

For the safety of our workforce and customers, overnight lane closures, slip road closures and full road closures will be utilised during the works at Guildford.

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