Major schemes taking place on Walnut Tree Close Guildford

Page contents:

Walnut Tree Close - One-way trial:

This scheme aims to reduce the amount of traffic using Walnut Tree Close, particularly vehicles that use the road as a through-route between the A25 and the gyratory.

To achieve this aim we are undertaking a trial one-way traffic restriction, which will permit only northbound traffic between Kernal Court and just south of the Royal Mail Delivery Office and Mail Centre on Walnut Tree Close.

The one-way system was implemented over two nights on the 27 and 28 November and was opened to the public at 6am on 29 November commencing the two-and-a-half-month trial. More information about this scheme can be found on our Walnut Tree Close, Guildford - One way system dedicated webpage.

Guildford Station redevelopment works:

The scheme will include the transformation of Guildford Stations car park. A new Station Quarter will be home to a new station building, 438 new homes, retail, office space and a radically enhanced station environment with a new station entrance. This scheme is being carried out by Solum. More information regarding the plans can be found on Solum's Guildford Station improvements webpage.

Information about services at Guilford station is available via Network Rail Guildford webpage.

Walnut Bridge works:

The existing bridge over the River Wey will be replaced with a new bridge designed for non-motorised users, linking Guildford Rail Station to the Bedford Wharf area.

The location and alignment of the existing bridge means that visitors to Guildford who are less familiar with the area are often unaware of it, whilst the current width requires cyclists to dismount when travelling across it.

Access to the new bridge will no longer be hidden by the surrounding buildings on Walnut Tree Close, this should encourage greater use by those travelling between the rail station and town centre. The new bridge will also be considerably wider, providing an easier route for cyclists without the need to dismount. The scheme is being delivered by Guildford Borough Council, more information and updates can be found on their dedicated Walnut Bridge webpage.

Project timelines:

The table below highlights key construction dates and the traffic management being used to carry out each scheme:



Traffic management

29 November to 17 February 2021

Walnut Tree Close one-way trial – evaluation of the effectiveness of the trial taking place throughout.

Walnut Tree Close is one-way northbound only between Kernal Court and The Royal Mail delivery office. This section will be closed to traffic in the southbound direction. Two-way traffic can be maintained on either side of the one-way restriction.

1 January to 16 February 2021

Solum Guildford Station redevelopment works - (excluding the Thames Water sewer connection and resurfacing).

There will be a lane closure in front of Guildford Station with the use of temporary traffic lights. This will not affect the Walnut Tree Close one-way trial.

17 February to 16 March 2021

Guildford Borough Council -Walnut Tree Bridge replacement

There will be a full closure of Walnut Tree Close where the bridge works are taking place

17 to 25 March 2021

Solum Guildford Station redevelopment works -resurfacing and Thames Water sewer connection.

There will be a full closure of Walnut Tree Close in front of Guildford Station only

17 March to 1 June 2021

Guildford Borough Council - Walnut Tree Bridge replacement

There will be a lane closure and temporary traffic lights on Walnut Tree Close from 26 March where the bridge works are taking place