Runnymede major transport schemes

There are two major transport schemes in the borough of Runnymede, both of which are now complete:

Runnymede Roundabout

Runnymede Roundabout, now named 'Runnymede Junction', is situated at the junction of the A30, Egham By-pass, A308 The Causeway and next to junction 13 of the M25 at Egham. It is one of the busiest junctions in Surrey and previously suffered from high levels of congestion during the peak periods. A lack of formal crossing facilities also meant that it was difficult for pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross the arms of the roundabout.

What improvements were carried out?

Significant changes were made to the junction to improve the flow of vehicle traffic and to make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to safely navigate. These measures included:

  • Widening and resurfacing the carriageway.
  • Providing a new 'U-turn' facility between the A30 'Glanty Loop' off-slip and the A308 to Staines.
  • Introducing new traffic signals.
  • Installing toucan crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Improving drainage infrastructure.
  • Creating a new shared-use path to the north-east of the junction.

Construction work was substantially completed in the summer of 2018 on the new Runnymede Junction.

Egham Sustainable Transport Package (STP)

The Egham STP scheme focussed on A308 The Glanty / The Causeway between Woodhaw roundabout and Staines Bridge, a key business corridor for the area. The route was often congested and there had been a number of pedestrian and cyclist casualties over previous years.

What improvements were carried out?

A number of improvements were made to make it easier and more appealing to walk and cycle along the corridor including:

  • Widening of footway on the south side of A308 The Glanty / The Causeway to create a 3-metre wide shared use pedestrian and cycle path.
  • Installation of a new toucan crossing over The Causeway at Woodhaw roundabout.
  • Upgrade of the puffin crossing to a toucan crossing near the British Gas offices.
  • Construction of raised road tables across a number of side roads to provide a continuous flat footway surface.
  • The replacement of a bus shelter near Sainsbury's superstore and removal of existing bus lay-bys to enhance passenger waiting facilities and reduce bus timetable delays.

Construction work on Egham STP was substantially completed in January 2017.

Future plans

Over the next 2-3 years Surrey County Council will be monitoring conditions around Runnymede Junction and A308 The Causeway so that it can assess and the outcomes and impacts of the Runnymede Roundabout and Egham STP major schemes.