Walkers and cyclists who live and travel through Burpham are set to benefit from new, improved footways and cycle lanes in both directions between Boxgrove Roundabout and the New Inn Lane roundabout on the A3100, London Road from next year.
Works are set to get underway on the Burpham active travel scheme for five months from 9 January 2023. This is one of 13 schemes which has been awarded government funding to support transformational, innovative projects which reallocate road space to active travel modes, making walking and cycling more accessible.
Matt Furniss, Cabinet Member for Transport, Infrastructure and Economy said: “I’m delighted that work on this major active travel scheme is starting in the new year. This will make walking and cycling both easier and safer for visitors and residents to travel on this busy route.
“Surrey has the highest number of cyclist casualties and is the fifth highest for pedestrian casualties in Great Britain – we have a responsibility to help address this by making walking and cycling safer for our residents.
“We’re very aware however that creating this new infrastructure will create disruption for people travelling in the area and will do all we can to minimise this. We have listened to the local community and have worked with our contractor to accelerate the works to reduce disruption. The scheme is now expected to be completed in less than five months instead of the initial seven-month schedule due to increasing the number of teams working on the scheme.
“With 41% of Surrey’s carbon emissions coming from transport, we are committed to doing all we can to make Guildford and the whole of Surrey a cleaner, greener place to live and travel.”
The works which run from 9 January to 31 May 2023 will mean London Road, Guildford from the Boxgrove Road Roundabout to the roundabout at New Inn Lane – London Road will be closed Northbound only.
The road will be closed to Northbound traffic and the road open to Southbound traffic with access maintained for residents and businesses as well as emergency services through the Southbound route.
Find out more – Community drop-in session
A drop-in session will be held on Saturday 17 December 2022 Burpham Church in New Inn Lane between 9.30am and 2.00pm for people to find out more, see the plans and raise any questions. Regular updates and a timeline of works will be available on a dedicated webpage throughout – https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/activetravelburpham