Improving our roads

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Tina Thorburn’s latest roadworks update

The latest update on the works taking place on Surrey’s roads from the county council’s highways team. More information on these roadworks along with details of other works is available at

A22 to partially re-open as flood defence project continues

A key road on the Surrey border with London is set to re-open next week as an emergency flood defence scheme continues to protect the water supply of around 47, 000 households. Last week, Surrey, Tandridge and Croydon councils, plus the military and Environment Agency, built four temporary reservoirs in Woldingham to prevent Caterham Bourne … Continue reading

Task force to tackle disruption caused by utility companies welcomed

Surrey County Council has welcomed the formation of a national task force aimed at combating disruption and damage caused by utility company roadworks. The Local Government Association revealed it formed the group after research showed the problem has cost taxpayers almost half-a-billion pounds over the past two years – the equivalent of filling eight million … Continue reading

Video: Walton Bridge on time and on budget

Construction will finish this summer on the first new major road crossing of the River Thames in more than 20 years. John Furey, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, gave an update on the new Walton Bridge during a site visit.

In pictures: The construction of Walton Bridge is on time and on budget. The metal structure is in place and work will now begin on pouring the concrete that will form the base of the road.

Blitz on worst roads following local people’s nominations

More than 310 miles of Surrey’s roads will be completely overhauled as part of a £100 million county council investment to tackle the root cause of potholes and grow the economy. Operation Horizon will replace 10% of the county’s highways over the next five years, targeting the worst roads in Surrey. Many of those roads … Continue reading

Road repair hit list

People have been asked to help draw up a road repair hit list as part of a blitz on Surrey’s worst roads. The county council will use residents’ suggestions to help create a list of streets most in need of repair. These will then be overhauled as part of a five-year blitz on tackling the … Continue reading

Technology to help beat ice and snow this winter, following Cabinet decision

Technology will be at the forefront of the fight against ice and snow this winter, following a decision by councillors. Gritters equipped with GPS trackers, thermal mapping of salting routes and smart grit bins are all part of the plans to keep Surrey moving in bad weather. The use of GPS will allow the council … Continue reading

Department for Transport uses SE7 to promote national efficiency programme

The SE7 group of major regional councils is being used to promote a Department for Transport efficiency drive. The national Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) seeks to identify and promote innovative ways of addressing road maintenance issues. SE7’s work, which includes the launch last month of the UK’s first masters degree course to train the … Continue reading

Students start UK’s first highway engineering degree course

Picture caption: Sixteen students have started the UK’s first master’s degree course to train the next generation of public sector highways managers. The MSc in highway engineering was launched by the SE7 group of councils with Brighton University. Quote: Surrey County Council leader David Hodge said: “Only by having the best staff can we provide … Continue reading

Prepared for snow and ice

A mountain of salt, a fleet of gritters and an army of volunteers are ready to be called on by Surrey County Council over the coming days, as forecasters predict sleet and snow. Surrey County Council has stockpiled 17,000 tonnes of salt – 30% more than last year – to be used by its 40-plus … Continue reading


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