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A31 improvements go live 

Works to significantly ease congestion and help traffic flow on the busy A31 have completed this week.

A new slip lane for vehicles travelling southbound on the A331, wishing to travel eastbound on the A31, has been constructed to remove the need for drivers to use the A331/A31 Runfold roundabout.

Traffic lights have also been installed to support pedestrians and cyclists to move through safely and the improved traffic flow on the bypass will also help reduce congestion on neighbouring residential roads.

Matt Furniss, Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure said, “This is a well-known traffic hotspot which can cause significant delays during peak times.

“Surrey County Council took on this project and put in significant investment to ensure that this and another Guildford scheme on the A324, originally set up by Guildford Borough Council in 2018, could come to fruition and help reduce congestion in busy areas of our road network to benefit residents and others travelling through our county.

“I am delighted that these works have now been completed and ahead of time too.”

A “hotspot” is a junction that has insufficient capacity for the volume of traffic using it and has an adverse impact on the efficiency of the highway network in a wider area.

Funding was also provided by the Local Enterprise Partnership.

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