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10 things you may not know about the Meadows roundabout and the scheme to reduce congestion

After improvements to reduce congestion and support economic growth were discussed at a Cabinet meeting, here are 10 things you may not know about the Meadows roundabout in Camberley. The current layout took shape in the late 1980s and it is now Surrey’s most congested junction. At the height of the morning commute, around 5,400 … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Update on progress of Runnymede roundabout scheme to reduce congestion

Here are the latest pictures of the county council’s scheme to widen and resurface Runnymede roundabout, which aims to reduce congestion at one of Surrey’s worst traffic blackspots. Colin Kemp, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Good roads help businesses grow and residents go about daily life.” More information about the project can … Continue reading

Plans unveiled to tackle congestion and boost economic growth in Guildford

Multi-million pound plans designed to tackle congestion, boost economic growth and help people get around safely have been unveiled for one of Guildford’s busiest routes. Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council aim to bid for almost £4 million of funding from local enterprise partnership Enterprise M3 to improve the route between Surrey Research Park and the … Continue reading

Major scheme to cut congestion at Runnymede roundabout set to start

A major scheme will get under way this week to cut congestion at one Surrey’s worst traffic blackspots – Runnymede roundabout. Nearly 2.9 million vehicles use the roundabout annually between 8am and 9am and 5pm-6pm on weekdays. That rush-hour figure is expected to rise by around 390,000 by 2031. The roundabout will be widened, resurfaced … Continue reading

Congestion-busting permit scheme gets business backing

A congestion-busting scheme to cut the pain of delays and boost the economy has received backing from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Surrey County Council took control of who digs roadworks, where and when last year with the launch of a permit scheme. It means roads are dug up and closed less often, cutting hold-ups and … Continue reading

More than 200 roadworks rejected in Surrey congestion crackdown

Council bosses have rejected permission for almost 250 inadequate roadworks in a fortnight since launching their new permit scheme. Earlier this month, Surrey County Council took control of who digs roadworks where, when and with whom. This will mean up to 2,400 fewer roadworks in the county every year, slashing congestion and saving Surrey’s economy … Continue reading

Surrey wins more than £2.8 million to tackle congestion and boost growth

Surrey has won more than £2.8 million of government funding to tackle congestion and boost economic growth. Last year the county council and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council submitted a joint bid for a series of road improvements in Redhill town centre. It included plans to promote walking by improving pedestrian safety, encourage cycling and … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Surrey helping to prop up UK economy

Surrey County Council is calling for targeted investment in the South East to accelerate the UK’s economic recovery, after new research revealed the region will contribute more than a third of the nation’s entire tax income this year. Oxford Economics has forecast that London and the South East will pay 36% of the nation’s tax … Continue reading

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