A217 Safer Roads scheme between Reigate and Horley
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We are about to begin implementing a number of highway safety improvements along the A217 from Reigate to Horley as part of a £1.1 million Department for Transport (DfT) funded project. There are approximately 13 different smaller schemes along the route that will be implemented at different times throughout 2020.
In November 2016 the DfT announced a £175 million "Safer Roads Fund" for English local authorities to bid for to improve safety specifically on the 50 worst A-routes identified by the Road Safety Foundation. Surrey County Council were therefore invited to submit proposals for the A217 between Reigate and Horley. The bid documents and proposals were submitted on 29 September 2017 and can be viewed at the bottom of our A217 Reigate to Horley safer roads scheme webpage.
In summary the bid includes the following proposals:
- the provision of raised rib edge of carriageway markings
- central hatching
- speed limit reduction
- enhanced pedestrian crossing facilities
- enhanced central islands
- vehicle crash barrier
- signalised junction improvements
- improved signing and delineation of bends.
Together these measures will assist in managing vehicle speeds and reducing the risk and severity of collisions on this key strategic route.
As the DfT has now made the funding available for this scheme, we are currently proceeding with the completion of final design works with a view to starting on site from May.