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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.

Further details of the proposals including an overview drawing of the junction proposals are provided across the three consultation panels in the section below.

Have your say on the proposals

We are consulting on the proposals between 1 November 2018 and 6 January 2019. The three consultation panels below provide details on the proposals.

Questionnaire

Once you have viewed the consultation information please complete our online questionnaire.

Staffed Exhibitions

We are holding two exhibition events at the Three Arches Restaurant within East Surrey Hospital (First Floor, Orange Zone) where staff from the Project Team will be on hand to answer questions. These will be held on:

  • Thursday 22 November 2018, between 10am - 2pm
  • Wednesday 28 November 2018, between 2pm - 6pm

Display Boards

The panels on display at the staffed exhibitions will also be available to view between 30 November 2018 and 6 January 2019 at Reigate Town Hall. Please note that the displays will be unstaffed and we advise you to check the opening times of Reigate Town Hall. The panels are large-scale printed versions of the panels included on this web page.

After the consultation closes on 6 January 2019, we will undertake analysis of the consultation results and agree any necessary changes to the scheme before undertaking the final stage design work. We will also be working to secure funding that is necessary to implement the scheme.


Greater Redhill Sustainable Transport Package (STP)

The Greater Redhill Sustainable Transport Package is being funded by grant from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and HM Government.

Scheme delivery commenced during autumn of 2015.

Latest progress update (31/08/18):

The majority of the works have been completed. The remaining works are being planned for completion by end of March 2019.

A23 cycle/pedestrian path progress update:

A significant component of the project that has been in construction over the last year is the shared cycle/pedestrian path along the A23. This covers:

  • Section 1 from the junction with Three Arch Road and south to the junction with West Avenue. This has been completed.
  • Section 2 between West Avenue and Honeycrock Lane. This has also been completed.
  • Sections 3 and 4 which continue the cycle/pedestrian footway south to Cross Oak Lane are now mostly complete with only remedial works outstanding.
  • The construction of 5 raised tables at the side road junctions with Wimborne Avenue, West Avenue, Copsleigh Avenue, Honeycrock Lane, and Westmead Drive are complete and will provide a level surface for pedestrians and cyclists using the new route to cross at these junctions.
  • For all sections of the shared path, measures to prevent parking on the path are under review.

Designs for these four sections of shared cycle/pedestrian footway are available to view at the bottom of this page.

Bus Corridor Improvements progress update:

The programme of Quality Bus Corridor improvements is nearing completion along the routes served by local bus services 430/435, 420/460, 400, 424, 100, 314 and 357. The improvements are expected to be completed by end of autumn 2018. New bus shelters and Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) displays have been/are being installed at key stops.

In summary the project is delivering:

  • 39 new bus shelters;
  • 52 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. Further Horley schemes for delivery during 2018 and 2019 include the public realm improvements being designed for Horley town centre.

What is the Greater Redhill STP scheme?

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 bike, bus, 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. The best way to do this is to extend the quality cycle and bus corridors that exist in central Redhill into the surrounding area.

Cycle and footpath improvements within the project cover:

  • Improving and widening existing off road cycle paths including improvements to sections of the National Cycle Route 21 between Redhill and Horley.
  • Shared cycle and footpaths along the A23 and connecting routes to Reigate providing better accessibility between Redhill/Reigate and Horley.

Bus corridor improvements include:

  • High standard bus stops providing better facilities, passenger information and step-free access onto buses.
  • Bus priority traffic measures and service reliability improvements.
  • Introducing a bus only signalised right hand turn from Princess Way into Ladbroke Road (northbound) for bus services in Redhill town centre.

The total cost of the scheme is £4.9 million and it is being funded mainly from grant funding from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. The remainder will be from developer contributions associated with new housing in Horley.

Timeline newly surfaced path joining Salfords Station to NCR21

The project is being delivered in phases between the autumn of 2015 and end of March 2019. The majority of the project is now complete.

Delivery of phase one of the project was completed in 2017 and included improvements to the NCR21 between Redhill and Horley. The re-opening of this section of the NCR21 featured in the online get Surrey news coverage. Phase one also included the widening and resurfacing of the shared cycle and pedestrian footway along Woodhatch Road, between Pendleton Road and Maple Road junctions.

The photograph opposite shows the improvements to the path that joins Salfords station to the NCR21 after works were completed here in March 2016.

Other improvements delivered include the widening of the shared footway along Princess Way in Redhill town centre for pedestrians and cyclists.

Phase 2 of the project is currently in delivery but nearing completion as discussed in the 'Latest progress updates' section above.

The newsletter below provides more information on the works completed so far and future delivery plans:

Public Consultation

Between 19 June and 31 July 2015, we asked for your views on the scheme proposals to help us develop the scheme into the next more detailed stage of design.

As well as a questionnaire survey, a public exhibition was held at the East Surrey Hospital on Thursday 9 July and Saturday 11 July 2015. You can view the Public Engagement Analysis Report (PDF) to see how stakeholders responded.

Contact us

You can email us at: majorschemes@surreycc.gov.uk. Please include 'Greater Redhill STP' in your email subject.


Epsom Banstead Sustainable Transport Package (STP)

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

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