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County council improves two of Surrey’s busiest roads

Surrey drivers are set to have a happier New Year as the county council announces new projects to make more of its roads pothole-free. Road teams have just overhauled part of the A25, one of the county’s busiest commuter routes, and they are set to start work on another major route next month. Having just … Continue reading

County council calls for new law on unregistered cycling events

Council bosses are set to push for Government action on unregistered road cycling and give local people a greater voice if a new strategy is approved this month. Cycling has boomed in the county since it hosted the 2012 Olympic road races, including thousands either watching or riding in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey events. In September, … 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

Stronger council powers to cut roadworks misery

Road users plagued by roadworks will benefit from a new congestion crackdown launched by Surrey County Council. For years, the law has allowed different companies to dig up the same roads at different times, costing the local economy millions a year and causing misery to road users. Now Surrey County Council is taking control of who … Continue reading

Glue beauty

A high-tech glue has revolutionised Surrey’s road repairs and is set to save taxpayers millions by recycling old roads and making them new. Instead of ripping up old roads and laying new ones, Surrey County Council is now mixing a super-flexible glue with recycled tarmac to transform it into a brand new surface. In a … Continue reading

100 more pothole-proof roads in Surrey

From April to September, Surrey County Council highways teams reconstructed 107 roads, equivalent to £14.7 million of major repairs. Laid end-to-end, these major repairs would run 40 miles – the distance from London to Reading – and are part of a five-year, £100 million programme called Operation Horizon to overhaul more than 300 miles of … Continue reading

Surrey County Council update on response to weather

Surrey County Council has responded to more than 80 incidents involving local flooding and fallen trees as storms have hit the area. Call centre staff have taken more than 400 calls, and 82 overnight were passed to rapid response crews specialising in clearing fallen trees, dealing with local flooding and keeping roads clear. Updates are … Continue reading

Walton Bridge scoops highways award

Surrey County Council’s team behind the £32 million Walton Bridge has received a top highways industry award. Walton Bridge was the first new bridge over the River Thames in 20 years, and it opened to traffic in July 2013 both on time and on budget after an 18-month construction.  Now Highways Magazine’s Excellence Awards have … Continue reading

£2.5 million winter plan approved for Surrey roads

An action plan to keep Surrey moving in severe winter weather was approved today. More than £2.5 million is being spent on a programme that includes using more than 40 specialist vehicles, hi-tech monitoring equipment, weather stations and 16,000 tonnes of grit to prepare for the winter ahead.   At a meeting of Surrey County … Continue reading

Joint £4 million project to boost Redhill’s economy starts today

Surrey County Council started work today on a £4 million scheme to improve Redhill’s roads and town centre economy in a joint project with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council. The Redhill Balanced Network project will enable new homes, supermarkets, shopping and leisure in the town centre, reduce congestion by turning the one-way system back into … Continue reading

£5 million county council fund for winter roads repairs

In this summery weather, the only ice you may be thinking of is the kind that cools your drink. But Surrey County Council’s highways teams have swapped ice-cream cones for traffic cones as they prepare for the winter ahead. The council will be investing £5 million this winter into repairing the 200 roads in most … Continue reading

Surrey road improvements would cover almost two laps of the M25

Surrey County Council’s road repair teams have fixed almost as much road as two laps of the M25 in a year. Council contractors resurfaced or repaired more than 200 miles of road in the year to April, which is almost as much as driving twice around the orbital motorway. They also repaired more than 20 miles … Continue reading

Guildford Cycle Festival returns for second year

Paralympic gold medallist Rachel Morris will be the star turn this Sunday (18 Aug) as the Guildford Cycle Festival returns following the success of last year’s event. Visitors will have the opportunity to take part in a host of events designed for riders of all ages and abilities, including guided bike rides around scenic routes … Continue reading

In pictures and video: Walton Bridge opens to traffic

The first new road bridge to be built over the River Thames in 20 years opened to traffic this morning on schedule.

Hard-hitting campaign features in BBC documentary

A hard-hitting road safety campaign aimed to keep young people safe on the roads has featured in a BBC documentary. License to Kill highlighted how Safe Drive Stay Alive, led by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, uses powerful videos, eyewitness accounts and first hand experiences to educate young people about the potential dangers of the road. Documentary presenter … Continue reading

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