Reigate and Banstead major transport schemes

A23 Three Arch Road junction improvements

Surrey County Council has developed proposals for a scheme to improve the A23 Three Arch Road and Maple Road junction.

The junction is in an important location that connects drivers, bus users, cyclists and pedestrians to Redhill town centre to the north and Horley, Gatwick Airport and Crawley to the south. It is also used for access to East Surrey Hospital. The junction currently suffers from major congestion which causes severe queues and traffic delays, including delays to ambulances in an emergency.

The benefits of the proposed scheme will include:

  • Reduced congestion and traffic delays.
  • Quicker journeys through the junction especially in the morning and evening peak times.
  • Improved emergency and visitor access to East Surrey Hospital.
  • Less congestion and queuing at the junction which will be beneficial for air quality in the area.
  • Improved bus reliability and journey time savings, with priority given to late running buses at the traffic signals.
  • Shared paths and new crossings which will provide safer routes for cyclists and pedestrians.

Consultation on the proposals

We consulted publicly on the proposals between 1 November 2018 and 6 January 2019. A questionnaire was provided for the public to provide their views.

We held two exhibition events on 22 and 28 November at the Three Arches Restaurant within East Surrey Hospital. At these events staff from the Project Team were on hand to answer questions. Additionally we provided physical displays of the consultation panels at Reigate Town Hall between 30 November 2018 and 6 January 2019.

The consultation is now closed. Approximately 300 responses were received and these have been analysed. The consultation report below sets out our analysis of the consultation.

The next stage of the scheme development is detailed design, which is now expected to proceed subject to funding, given the high level of public support demonstrated through the consultation. At the detailed design stage, issues raised for further review during the consultation process (see consultation report) will be considered.

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Greater Redhill Sustainable Transport Package (STP)

The Greater Redhill Sustainable Transport Package is a £4.9 million scheme that has been funded mainly by grant from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and HM Government. Local contribution funding has been sourced from developer contributions associated with new housing in Horley.

This scheme is a series of improvements along sections of the A23, the A2044 and the A217 corridors, in and around Redhill, Reigate, Salfords and Horley, and along National Cycle Route 21 (NCR21). They will make travelling by bus, bike, on foot and connecting with rail, safer, easier and faster. The project aims to make it easier for people to use sustainable travel options between business areas, and to health, leisure and retail facilities.

Delivery of the scheme has been completed.

Timeline newly surfaced path joining Salfords Station to NCR21

The project was delivered in phases.

Delivery of phase one of the project was completed in 2017 and included improvements to the National Cycle Route (NCR) 21 between Redhill and Horley. Phase one also included the widening and resurfacing of the shared cyclist/pedestrian path along Woodhatch Road, between Pendleton Road and Maple Road junctions. A shared footway along Princes Way in Redhill town centre was also widened.

The photograph shows the improvements to the path that joins Salfords station to the NCR 21 after works were completed here in March 2016.

Phase two of the project began in 2017. A significant part of phase 2 and the overall project has been the construction of a shared cyclist/pedestrian path along the A23 between Three Arch Road and Cross Oak Lane.

Phase 2 also included a programme of Quality Bus Corridor improvements along the routes served by local bus services 430/435, 420/460, 400, 424, 100, 314 and 357.

In summary the programme of Quality Bus Corridor improvements included:

  • 39 new bus shelters;
  • 55 new RTPI displays;
  • 63 clearway approvals;
  • 34 accessibility improvements to bus stop areas; and
  • 2 new bus stops with accessibility bus stop areas.

Live bus information has also been installed at Earlswood Railway Station and Salfords Railway Station to better integrate bus/rail travel.

Horley Master Plan schemes form the local funding contribution for the STP. Works have been completed to provide a series of Highways improvements to support the extension to the Fastway 20 bus service through the Acres, Horley. This includes works to Langshott, Brookfield Drive, Orchard Drive and the crossroads of Langshott/Wheatfield Way/Orchard Drive. The Metrobus operated Fastway 20 bus service extension started operating at the beginning of February 2018.

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Epsom Banstead Sustainable Transport Package (STP)

To find out more about this cross-borough scheme, please see: Epsom and Banstead major transport schemes