The programme has already started to change how we use roads, to help make them safer for pedestrians and cyclists, through its programme of short and medium-term interventions. This includes HGV restrictions and the reclassification of the A325. There will be 20mph speed limits in parts of the town early next year, with an intention to extend this to more roads over the coming years. Please read below for more details.
- Rerouting of HGVs
- Implementation of 20 miles per hour (mph) zones in central areas
- Removing A road category status for the roads that cross the town centre
- Wayfinding Strategy
- Medium term Interventions
- Latest Documents
Rerouting of HGVs
A 7.5t weight restriction has now been implemented on parts of the A3016 Upper Hale Road and the A287 Odiham Road / Folly Hill / Castle Hill, other than for access only. It is hoped that this will prevent HGVs from diverting from the A31 through the town centre, Hale and Upper Hale.
Implementation of 20 mph zones and speed restrictions
A consultation on proposals to reduce some speed limits to 20mph and calm traffic was held from 25 November 2021 to 3 January 2022.
The consultation on these proposals were broadly supported, and changes to speed limits are expected come into effect in Farnham Town Centre, Weydon Lane and Upper Hale Road by early 2023.
Removing A road category status for the roads that cross the town centre
The A325 through central Farnham has now been declassified to a 'B' road. Changes to road signs and marking have now been completed.
The Programme Team is working to support pedestrians to find their way around key locations in the town centre. This involves installing new signage, including maps and fingerposts.
Following feedback, a list of possible transport and movement interventions across Farnham have been identified as part of a Medium-term interventions. These are intended to be delivered ahead of the other projects within the Farnham Infrastructure Programme and focus on supporting active and sustainable travel.