General, Improving our roads, Transport

New Walton Bridge on road to opening

Finishing touches being put to the new road surface

Picture caption:

Around 220 tonnes of asphalt have been laid on top of 1,200 tonnes of concrete to create the smooth surface that more than 30,000 vehicles a day will use from next month when the new Walton Bridge becomes the first major road crossing over the River Thames to open in more than 20 years.

Quote:

John Furey, Surrey County Council’s  Cabinet Member for Transport, Highways and Environment, said: “Now we really are well down the road to opening this new landmark over the famous old river. Good transport links are vital to Surrey’s economic growth so, by investing in projects like Walton Bridge, we are investing in the county’s future prosperity.”

Further details:

Last year Transport Minister Norman Baker described the £32 million crossing as a scheme that would “aid economic growth”.

The bridge will provide access to major employers, schools and shopping centres.

Discussion

Comments are closed.

Categories

Enter your email address to receive new releases by email.

Flickr Photos

New chairman and vice-chairman elected

Cabinet Member Colin Kemp visits Pavement Horizon scheme

Woodhatch Road, Reigate

More Photos

Contact a local councillor

%d bloggers like this: