A246 Guildford Road, Bookham - pedestrian island

Surrey County Council is proposing to improve pedestrian crossing facilities on the A246 Guildford Road, Bookham near the junction with Groveside.

This proposal is in response to a petition that was submitted to the Mole Valley Local Committee in September 2019. The petition expressed concerns about the safety of pedestrians crossing the A246 Guildford Road, between the junctions of Groveside and Hawkwood Rise. Following the submission of the petition, the Mole Valley Local Committee, which is where local councillors meet to discuss and decide on issues that matter to local communities, decided to allocate some funding from the Integrated Transport Scheme budget to fund pedestrian crossing improvements at this location.

To improve pedestrian crossing facilities on this section of the A246 Guildford Road, it is proposed to install a pedestrian island to make it easier and safer for pedestrians to cross.

The plan below shows the proposed location for the new pedestrian island which is to be located just to the east of the junction with Groveside, and just to the west of the existing bus stop layby. This new pedestrian island will be installed with dropped kerbs and tactile paving to make it easier and safer for pedestrians, particularly school children, to cross the A246 Guildford Road to access the bus stops and local schools.

If you have any comments to make regarding these proposals, please direct them to the address below or email highways@surreycc.gov.uk by Thursday 22 July 2021

Surrey County Council Highways
Hazel House,
Merrow Depot,
Merrow Lane,
Guildford,
GU4 7BQ

Subject to the outcome of this consultation, it is planned to install the new pedestrian island before the end of August 2021.