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. New 20mph limits and zones in parts of the town are due to be in place in 2023, 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 A325 that crosses the town centre
- Wayfinding Strategy
- Water Lane Roundabout Improvements
- Borelli Park and Stride
- Latest Documents
Rerouting of HGVs
A 7.5 tonne weight restriction has 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 in 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. New signage, including maps, has already been installed around the town centre.
Water Lane Roundabout Improvements
Surrey County Council has been awarded funding through the Waverley Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to deliver improvements to the Water Lane Roundabout. This project will create a third lane at the roundabout approach from Sainsbury's and install a toucan crossing at the existing crossing site. This scheme will serve as the first step of addressing the wider issues at the adjacent A31 Shepherd and Flock roundabout.
Borelli Park and Stride
Sections of the Borelli Walk between South Street, Brightwell's Yard and the Riverside Car Parks will be upgraded for pedestrians and cyclists, supporting residents shift their travel behaviours to more sustainable modes.
The Farnham Board is where the programme partners come together to discuss progress. Visit the Farnham Board page to see latest progress report.