Active travel improvements for pedestrians and cyclists in Surrey

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What is Active Travel?

Following unprecedented levels of walking and cycling across the UK during the pandemic, the government announced a funding package to help encourage more people to choose alternatives to public transport when they need to travel, making healthier habits easier and helping make sure the road, bus and rail networks are ready to respond to future increases in demand. See Active Travel Fund for roads and pavements for more information.

A217 Reigate Road, Hookwood

What are we doing?

We will be widening the existing footway to create a shared cycle/pedestrian path. We will also be installing a toucan crossing just north of the junction with Horse Hill Road.

Update 13 December 2022

Due to the adverse weather conditions the team will not be able to attend site until the 14 December.

Resurfacing southbound has been completed. We are aiming to open Mill Lane, at least temporarily whilst the weather is too cold for us to resurface the northbound carriageway. The surfacing will take place on 20 and 21 December, using two way temporary traffic lights.

Horsehill will remain closed, as the road surface has been removed and it is not safe to open the road currently.

The lining will be completed over night on the 21 December, and the A217 will be closed to through traffic during these works.

We will be unable to continue to commission the new toucan crossing until the first week in January. High Friction Surfacing will be completed over night on the 5 to 7 January overnight.

We will update this page if weather conditions impact on our programme further.

Update 17 October 2022

Road closures

Road closures are planned towards the end of the scheme starting from October and during November and December on the A217 Reigate Road, Horse Hill Road and Mill Lane.

Approximate dates and times for road closures – please note these are subject to change

  • 17 October: Horse Hill Road and Mill Lane will be closed for approximately 8 weeks, 24 hours a day.
  • November: A217 northbound (8pm to 6am)
  • December: A217 in both directions (8pm to 6am)

Works details

  • Start date: 20 June 2022
  • Duration: Approximately 6 months
  • Traffic management: Most of our work will be conducted under temporary traffic lights. Some road closures will be needed towards the end of the scheme – see below for more details
  • Extents: Work will start from the roundabout with Westvale Road. We will be working in small sections (approximately 150 metres) up to the junction with Mill Lane.

Street lighting works from 6 June

The team will be relocating lighting columns from 6 June in preparation for the scheme to start on 20 June. These works will be carried out under localised temporary traffic lights where necessary.

Gresham Road/Laleham Road, Staines-upon-Thames

What are we doing?

We will be carrying out road safety improvement works on Gresham Road, Staines and on Laleham Road, Staines. These include: a new 20mph zone, improved uncontrolled pedestrian crossing facilities and junction realignments. All these improvements are designed to improve access for pedestrians

Works details

  • Start date: 13 June 2022
  • Duration: approximately 9 weeks
  • Traffic management: We will be using a combination of temporary traffic lights and localised road closure to complete our works
  • Extents: We will be working on Gresham Road between the roundabout with Budebury Road and Staines Preparatory School

Access during road closures

Access for residents within the road closure areas will be maintained when it is safe to do so – please speak to a member of staff on site if you have specific access queries or requirements.

While the road closures in place access for residents outside of the closure area will be maintained via diversion routes – this may just mean you can only access you property from one end of the road for short periods while the closures in place. Please speak to the team on site for more information.

Access for Staines Preparatory School

Access to and from the school will be maintained at all times from Kingston Road during the school term time. We expect to close the road outside the school from 1 August 2022.

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