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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

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

Third council set to join Surrey roadworks clampdown

A Surrey County Council permit scheme to ease the pain of roadworks could extend to the equivalent of halfway across Wales if Bracknell Forest signs up. Bracknell Forest councillors are consulting on whether to join the roadworks permit scheme, launched by Surrey and East Sussex county councils last month to decide how works are done, … 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

Prudential RideLondon leaflets to help Surrey prepare

Residents and businesses located within 100 metres of next month’s Prudential RideLondon events will receive a leaflet in the coming weeks to ensure they have all the information they need to prepare. Prudential RideLondon’s leaflets include maps of the route, details of road closures and advice about how to make the most of the events. … Continue reading

Improving the Guildford gyratory

People will be asked for their ideas on how to make it safer and easier to cycle, walk and drive around the Guildford gyratory, during a three day exhibition. Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council will be drafting a plan to improve Guildford’s busy town centre in a bid to nurture economic growth 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

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