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Bridge Street and Onslow Street, Guildford - new speed table work

Update - Friary crossing Onslow Street crossing works complete

Please see our updated works phase map (PDF)

The Friary side of the crossing has been completed. Our next phase of work starts on Tuesday 16 October.

Phase A, B and C - Completed

Phase D - Bridge Street crossing - starts 16 October for three days

Crossing closed 24 hrs. Lane closures on Bridge Street.

Phase E - Central / Bridge Street crossing - starts 19 October for four days

Crossing closed 24 hrs. Lane closures on Bridge Street.

Phase F - Speed table build in Bridge Street - week commencing 22 October for three nights

Bridge Street closed 8pm until 6am during the work. Crossing will be closed 24 hours during the work.

Access to Bedford Road via Leas Road and Mary Road (one-way road will be reversed). See map (PDF).

We will have alternative crossings and diversion routes signed during our work. Our team will be onsite to assist in any way possible.

What are we proposing to do?

  • We propose to build two speed tables across the Bridge Street/Onslow Street pedestrian crossing point.
  • The work will be done in sections
  • Traffic marshals will be on site to assist in the control of pedestrians and deliveries within work area at all times.
    • The traffic marshals will help with crossing the road and directing pedestrians to diversion routes
    • The marshals will assist with deliveries to the Friary during the work and any road closures
    • The marshals will help with the night time increase in pedestrians around this area.
    • The marshals will work with the police and bars in the area with regard to queues and keeping pedestrians safe.
  • We will have signed diversions for pedestrians in place during the work
  • Some of the work will include lane closures on Bridge Street and Onslow Street.
  • We will need to close Bridge Street and Onslow Street during the works. Each road will be closed separately, the closures will be over night and a diversion will be in place.
  • We plan to have temporary crossings during the work

Why are we doing the work?

  • A collision in 2017 in Bridge Street that killed two pedestrians resulted in a petition signed by 12,000 people asking to make the area safer.
  • Analysis showed that there was a historic pattern of pedestrian casualties at the crossing points at the junction with Bridge Street and Onslow Street. We looked at several schemes, options and plans to improve safety.
  • The key conclusion was that reducing speed by installing raised tables at the crossing points would reduce the risk of collision and severity of accidents.

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