Farnham Infrastructure Programme short and medium-term improvements

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

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.

The consultation on the changes finished in spring 2021. Read the consultation feedback, and feedback given to the Farnham Board (PDF).

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 has been awarded funding through the Waverley Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to deliver improvements to the Water Lane Roundabout, Farnham. This scheme will serve as the first step of addressing the wider issues at the adjacent A31 Shepherd and Flock roundabout.

Works are now due to start on Thursday 7 March and last for approximately 10 weeks. Various lane closures will be in place on Water Lane and the A325 dual carriageway throughout the works. There are also overnight closures on the Water Lane eastbound carriageway planned from Monday 29 April to Thursday 4 May.

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

To deliver the improvements, works will include excavating the road and pavement, installing the new traffic lights, and properly surfacing and finishing the road and pavement.

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.

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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