Walnut Tree Close, Guildford - One way system
Preparation works - 6 January 2020
We will be building a turning facility on Woodbridge Meadows, Guildford, near to the Royal Mail sorting office in preparation for the trial one-way traffic restriction on Walnut Tree Close/Woodbridge Meadows. Two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place whilst the turning facility is constructed. The trial one-way traffic restriction will be put in place at a later date in 2020.
The turning facility works will be carried out from Monday 6 January, for eight weeks. The temporary traffic lights will be manually controlled during peak times, from 7am – 9.30am and 3.30pm – 6.30pm to reduce the impact on traffic.
The scheme on Walnut Tree Close aims to reduce the amount of traffic using the road, particularly vehicles that use the road as a through-route between the A25 and the gyratory.
To achieve this aim we are planning to undertake a trial one-way traffic restriction, which will permit only northbound traffic along a section Walnut Tree Close/Woodbridge Meadows
The traffic restriction will be in place from the Royal Mail sorting office, and we will be building a turning facility at this location.
- Fewer vehicles rat-running along the route into the town centre
- Improve road safety for all users
- Reduce peak-hour queuing on the road and conflict with gyratory traffic
- Improve quality of local environment to encourage more trips on foot and bicycle
This is part of the Town Centre Master plan which aims to create a more attractive pedestrian environment which reconnects the town centre to the river and creates a sequence of appealing streets and spaces, redefining the Guildford experience. More information on Guildford major transport schemes.
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