Major schemes taking place on Walnut Tree Close Guildford

Page contents:

Walnut Tree Close - One-way trial:

This trial has been completed on 17 February 2021.

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:

Dates

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.

18 February to 15 April 2021

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

Full closure of Walnut Tree Close, in conjunction with Walnut Tree Bridge works.

18 February to 15 April 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

16 to 23 April 2021

Solum Guildford Station redevelopment works

Guildford Borough Council -Walnut Tree Bridge replacement

Southbound Lane closure on Walnut Tree Close with temporary traffic lights.

24 April to 30 June 2021

Solum Guildford Station redevelopment works

Guildford Borough Council -Walnut Tree Bridge replacement

Full closure to Walnut Tree Close (Northbound from Station View Access), and Southbound Lane Closure on Walnut Tree Close with temporary traffic lights.

30 June to 15 July 2021

Guildford Borough Council -Walnut Tree Bridge replacement

Southbound Lane Closure on Walnut Tree Close with temporary traffic lights.
16 July to 30 July 2021

Guildford Borough Council -Walnut Tree Bridge replacement

Single lane closure switching between southbound and northbound with temporary traffic lights.