Surrey Heath Major Transport Schemes
- A30 and Camberley Town Centre Improvements
- Meadows Gyratory Improvements
- A331 Shared Pedestrian/Cycle Route
A30 and Camberley Town Centre Improvements
Surrey County Council is planning a package of transport improvement measures for the A30 and Camberley Town Centre highway network. The proposed changes aim to reduce peak hour delays along the A30, maintain bus reliability and improve accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists on routes to and within Camberley town centre.
The proposals will:
- Support the delivery of Town Centre Area Action Plan including the London Road Block regeneration & improve accessibility in and around the town centre.
- Reduce peak hour delay along A30 for all traffic movements, when compared with the non-intervention scenario.
- Enhance accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians to Camberley town centre along the A30 corridor through safer crossings and protected cycle and pedestrian routes and specific consideration for people with disabilities.
- Encourage more cycling and walking to and within Camberley town centre as a practical alternative to private car use.
The A30 proposals will complement the planned improvements at Meadows and will be integrated into future development plans for Camberley town centre. The proposals will optimise road space allocation whilst maintaining kerbside parking and provision for drop-off and pick-up and use of the bus lane.
The scheme public consultation was held between 20 February and 16 April 2017 to seek views on our proposals for the A30 and Camberley town centre. The consultation results were used to help support our bid for funding to the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership.
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Meadows Gyratory Improvements
High levels of congestion on this strategic highway network leads to significant and regular queuing on the A30, A331 and A321 approaches. Improvements to the Meadows Gyratory aim to reduce delays and reduce congestion on this busy gyratory. The scheme proposals address these constraints and capacity issues, improving access to Camberley town centre for all modes of transport.
The Meadows is a major gyratory providing connectivity between the M3 with the A30 and a key access route into Camberley town centre. The improvements are an important component to ensure the future well-being of Camberley and resilience on the A30. The improved Meadows Gyratory will reduce travel time across the junction and reduce circulating traffic. We will be installing new traffic signals and vehicle detectors. When completed the new signals will operate under 'real-time' urban traffic control. This means that the vehicle detector on the ground will continuously monitor traffic queues on all road sections at the gyratory and adjust the signal timings to minimise queues and reduce delays. The improvements include the provision of new and improved signal crossings and traffic islands to protect pedestrians and cyclists.
Phase 1 A331/Stanhope Road junction has been upgraded to provide improved traffic signals, vehicle detectors and pelican crossings. This improvement is part of the north section of the A331 shared pedestrian/ cycle route.
Surrey County Council Highways delivered this scheme and construction works are began in summer 2018.
The scheme construction was undertaken in stages to ensure continuity of traffic flow across the junction. We worked closely with Highways England, Hampshire County Council and Bracknell Forest District Council to minimise impact on the M3 and neighbouring roads. A Construction Management Plan was in place to minimise any disruption to travel.
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A331 Shared Pedestrian/Cycle Route
The A331 shared pedestrian and cycle route, long awaited by businesses at Yorktown and Watchmoor Park has now been completed. The shared route provides a safe and high quality route for pedestrians and cyclists with new on-demand signal controlled crossings. The upgraded traffic signals and vehicle detectors will help to minimise delays by giving priority to traffic on the A331. The new shared path will make it easier to walk and cycle between Blackwater railway station, Meadows, Yorktown Industrial estate, Watchmoor Park and the Sainsbury's supermarket on the A331.
This shared A331 pedestrian/cycle route to the south of Meadows Gyratory to the Sainsbury's site off the A331 forms part of the wider Blackwater Valley cycle and pedestrian route improvements. The scheme is the first phase of the Meadows Gyratory Improvements.
Pedestrians and cyclists can now travel between Meadows and Hawley Meadows, though the signalised crossing on the A331/Riverside Way junction to link up with the Blackwater Valley leisure route. It also gives a safe route for walking/cycling between the Meadows into adjacent towns i.e. Farnborough and Aldershot.
The improvements were funded through the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership Local Growth Funding with Surrey County Council providing a local contribution.
Red Route (Bridleway between Frimley Green The Hatches and Farnborough North railway station) was upgraded during the summer of 2015.
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