Walnut Tree Close, Guildford - One way system

Works update - November 2020

Works to complete the turning facility are planned for early November. These works will be carried out under reduced carriageway widths and stop and go boards as required.

The final phase to introduce the one-way system and cycle lanes will be undertaken over 2 nights under road closures once all other works are complete. It is anticipated that this will be from early December.

Preparation works - Completed February 2020

We have built 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. The trial one-way traffic restriction will be put in place at a later date in 2020.

Scheme overview

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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