A3 Guildford – Update on Improvements to the Stoke and University Interchanges
We wrote to you in December 2018 to announce improvement schemes at Guildford as part of our ongoing commitment to safety. We would like to provide you with an update of what has happened to date and forthcoming.
Average Speed Cameras (A3 Northbound)
The average speed cameras along the A3 northbound carriageway have been installed and are now operational. This scheme aims to reduce traffic speed and collisions due to excessive speed on A3 northbound.
Stoke Interchange (A3 Southbound)
This scheme aims to bring better traffic flows through the junction reducing the tailbacks on the slip road and dual carriageway; we anticipate that work should be completed in early-August 2019.
As many of you may already be aware, we will be closing the southbound exit slip road over a weekend period (from 10pm on Friday 26th July through to 6am on Monday 29th July 2019) to allow various activities including safety barrier, signage, widening and resurfacing works to be undertaken which cannot be done safely using only lane closures.
University Interchange (A3 Northbound)
Work to improve traffic flows through the University Interchange, reducing the tailbacks on the slip road is scheduled to start in August 2019. We expect work to be completed in March 2020.
The existing exit slip road will be extended back towards the main A3 carriageway and widened to provide more capacity. The existing footpath between the slips will also be closed and an improved footpath will be installed along the slip road up to Egerton Road.
For the safety of our workforce and customers, narrow lanes will be in place on the northbound exit slip road with the reduced speed of 40 miles per hour, and we will have a number of overnight closures of this slip road (9pm to 6am).
There will also be occasional overnight closures of the A3 northbound carriageway from Compton (B3000) to the University Interchange. During these closures a signed diversion will be in place via the B3000, the A31 Hogs Back, Guildford and the A25.
A3 Cathedral Re-Cabling (A3 Southbound)
We will be installing approximately 3000 meters of underground cabling, as part of our renewal activity. These works will include some small excavations that will allow investigation works to be completed. All excavations will be back filled or made safe at the end of each shift.
Works are scheduled to start in early September 2019. For the safety of our workforce and customers, we will need to close the southbound exit and entry slip roads at the Cathedral Junction (overnight between 9pm and 6am) for a period of approximately three to four weeks. During these closures signed diversions will be in place via the adjacent junctions.
Please be aware that these works have been carefully planned to improve the current traffic situation on the A3; and carefully programmed to reduce the overall impact during construction. The schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances – please check the yellow signs placed in advance at the junction for confirmation of the closures dates/timings.
We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption caused during our work; if you have any questions, or if you’d like to know about our work please contact us on 0300 123 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org