Farnham Infrastructure Programme achievements

The Farnham Infrastructure Programme has already started to change how we use roads to help make them safer for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as changes to reduce congestion. This includes heavy goods vehicle (HGV) restrictions and the reclassification of the A325, new 20mph limits and improvements to the roundabout in Water Lane. Please read below for more details.

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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

Following consultations, changes to speed limits came into effect in Farnham town centre and Weydon Lane in late 2023. A new 20mph speed limit in Upper Hale Road is expected later in 2024.

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.

Wayfinding Strategy

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 was awarded funding through the Waverley Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to deliver improvements to the Water Lane roundabout. This scheme was the first step of addressing the wider issues at the adjacent A31 Shepherd and Flock roundabout.

To improve safety, and promote walking and cycling, new traffic lights with a push button pedestrian and cyclist crossing (known as a toucan crossing) replaced the existing crossing point with islands near the roundabout. The road was widened to three lanes with clearer road markings to ease queuing traffic and help drivers get into the correct lane.

Latest documents

The Farnham Board is where the programme partners come together to discuss progress. Visit the Farnham Board page to see latest progress report.

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