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Hit list revealed to ease congestion on Surrey’s roads

A hit list of projects to ease congestion on Surrey’s roads and boost business has been revealed.

Surrey Future has identified 16 major schemes to tackle bottlenecks and snarl-ups on Surrey’s overburdened roads in preparation for funding bids. The county’s A roads carry 66% more traffic than the national average, with congestion costing the national economy an estimated £550 million a year.

Business leaders and Surrey’s councils came together last week to launch Surrey Future with the aim of making infrastructure improvements that help local businesses thrive. As well as reducing congestion, the group’s other immediate aim is to improve rail capacity.

John Furey, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, said: “Improving transport infrastructure is key to boosting economic growth in the coming years. By taking a co-ordinated approach to preparing bids for roads investment we will be ahead of the game, which means we will be at an advantage over others competing for funds.”

On top of the programme of major schemes up to 2019 identified on the map below, the group has outlined a host of other proposed transport improvements in each Surrey borough and district. They can be found by following this link.

People have until 29 May to give their views on the schemes. To contribute, follow this link or send comments to Room 420, County Hall, Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 2DW.

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