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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 … Continue reading

Share your views on Surrey’s new Minerals and Waste Plan 

Surrey’s Minerals and Waste Plan outlines how we plan to ensure that there are enough minerals for construction in Surrey and enough facilities to manage our waste. Residents are being asked to share their views on the new 15-year draft plan which sets out issues and options, by completing the consultation survey which launches today. … Continue reading

BT handed £40,000 fine for works that risked harm

BT has been handed a £40,000 fine for failing to adequately guard their works and acting “recklessly” according to a judge. The firm was fined £40,000 plus costs at Guildford Magistrates Court in September for failing to properly guard works being carried out in Wings Road, Farnham during January of this year. It followed a … Continue reading

New on-demand bus service launches in Leatherhead

A digital demand responsive rural bus service that users can book via an app, online or by telephone, launches this week in West Leatherhead. Known as connect, the aim of the service is to increase accessibility and choice for bus travel in the more remote areas of Queen Elizabeth Foundation, Woodlands Road, Randalls Road (including … Continue reading

Surrey’s roads in new hands 

Surrey County Council (SCC) has awarded its highways maintenance contract to Ringway as part of plans to further improve the county’s roads and pavements. Ringway will carry out road repairs, resurfacing and specialist structural projects as well as the upkeep of drains, winter gritting and snow clearing. Ringway demonstrated their commitment to delivering high quality … Continue reading

Investment in average speed cameras to tackle resident concerns

Surrey County Council will be investing in more speed cameras for locations where excess speeds, congestion or poor air quality are a community concern. Road casualty hotspots remain the council’s top priority when deciding camera locations and they have proven to be very effective in helping to reduce the number of casualties by encouraging greater … Continue reading

Electric vehicle charging points trial begins in Farnham, Farncombe and Haslemere

The first on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging points in a major Surrey trial are now live in three towns in Waverley borough. It means drivers using EVs can now use two charging points in Hale Road, Farnham; four charging points in Summers Road, Farncombe; and four charging points in Farnham Lane/St Christopher’s Green in Haslemere. … Continue reading

Surrey launches new greener transport plan

Today marks the start of a three-month consultation on Surrey’s new Transport Plan which includes plans to reduce the 46% of carbon emissions currently generated by transport. Proposals to 2032 include increasing walking and cycling routes to encourage people out of their cars, providing more charging points and parking for electric vehicles, more bus services, … Continue reading

Boost for Surrey’s bus services

Bus services in Guildford, Tandridge, Reigate & Banstead and Epsom & Ewell will see significant improvements from this month, following over £5m investment to enhance bus travel for residents. In Guildford works now underway to be completed by Spring 2022, include: Redesigning roads at locations where buses currently get held up to reduce bottlenecks and … Continue reading

New Cabinet formally announced at Council’s AGM

Surrey County Council’s new Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Leader of the Council, Cabinet and Select Committee members were elected and confirmed today at the Council’s AGM. The meeting was held in person but with COVID-19 control measures in place, at the Council’s new HQ at Wodhatch Place, Reigate. Cllr Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey’s Conservative group, was … Continue reading

Major changes announced to improve Surrey’s roads

Surrey County Council has become one of the first local authorities in the UK to trial the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to spot potholes. Computer vision cameras, fitted to dashboards inside council vehicles, spot defects and report their location, height, width and depth, along with information gathered by Highway Safety Inspectors. The software … Continue reading

Green light for scheme to cut congestion on Surrey’s roads

A scheme designed to reduce congestion on the county’s busiest roads has been given the go-ahead to start in April 2021. Surrey’s new Lane Rental Scheme will give utility companies and the county council’s highways teams who need to close a road or lane to complete roadworks, a financial incentive to carry works out during … Continue reading

Works to improve Guildford traffic hotspots begin

Works to ease congestion and improve air quality have begun on the A323 Guildford Road this week. The works at the junction with the A324 Pirbright Road also involve creating a controlled crossing making it easier for residents to cross the road safely. These changes are part of a wider Guildford hotspots project which also … Continue reading

Extended free bus travel for bus pass users

Elderly and disabled residents with concessionary bus passes will be able to enjoy free bus travel all day, every day from this week. As part of Surrey County Council’s efforts to support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, free bus travel is now available before 930am to help eligible residents make use of early morning slots … Continue reading

Merry Gritmas and Gritley Come Dancing – Surrey school children name new gritters

Children from infant and primary schools across the county have helped to name some of Surrey’s brand-new fleet of gritters which will help keep our roads safe over the winter. The new vehicles operate more efficiently, have state-of-the art technology on board and produce less carbon emissions.  Over 200 schools were invited to take part … Continue reading

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