A3 Guildford – Update on Improvements to the Stoke and
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
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 email@example.com