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A3 improvements - Guildford benefits from over £4 million of government road funding

Local A3 improvement schemes are in the top four South East government road-funding projects, announced today by the Secretary of State for Transport.

Plans for £1.6 million for improvements to the A3 northbound off-slip road at the University interchange, and £2.5 million for the A3 southbound off-slip road at the Stoke interchange will help relieve congestion on the strategic and local road networks.

Cllr Paul Spooner, Leader of Guildford Borough Council, says: "This is great news for Guildford and our ongoing plans to improve the lives of residents, visitors and those who travel to work in our borough. Tackling traffic congestion is a key local issue and something we have been working on with the government to get the best outcomes for our community and local businesses. I would particularly like to thank Anne Milton MP and the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling for their help in making this vital funding possible and available. We look forward to continued government support and investment in our borough."

Cllr Matt Furniss, Lead Councillor for Infrastructure, adds: "Recognising the importance of Guildford with funding to improve key junctions will also help improve safety, as well as ease existing congestion on this busy stretch of the A3. We welcome this latest investment in local road infrastructure and will continue to move forward with our long-term vision for an A3 tunnel. This fits alongside plans with strategic partners to improve local rail capacity and provide new stations as part of our integrated transport approach. I would also like to thank Highways England and Surrey County Council, as we are working together to address existing problems and provide future solutions to improve our strategic and local road networks."

For more information, please see Gov.UK's news story: £220 million to help motorists beat congestion

Published on Friday 10 March.