Please sign the petition for the introduction of speed cameras to help stop accidents happening along the urban stretch of the A3. Speeding makes such accidents more likely and each time the delays brings traffic in the whole area to a standstill.
That’s why we at Guildford Lib Dems have started the petition calling for speed cameras.
There’s a 50mph speed limit on that part of the road which is frequently ignored. There are also a number of junctions, some of them with no slip roads, which make the A3 road even more dangerous.
There are plans to do work on the road, but those plans aren’t due to happen for some years.
Road users and people who live in Guildford cannot wait that long.
It is important that safety work is carried out without delay, and this must include speed cameras to uphold the speed restrictions.
So we are calling on the Highways Agency to install speed cameras and safety signs in the Guildford urban section of the A3 as a matter of urgency.
Click here and sign our petition today.
Some good news in the run up to Christmas is that the A3 around Guildford, especially the Hogs Back junction, is to be included in the government’s £15 billion road improvements scheme. The bad news is that construction isn’t planned to start until 2021.
The construction is planned to include widening the A3 to reduce congestion and improving junctions including the Hog’s Back junction with the A31.
Obviously is good news but we really need improvements now and not in six years time and all of us in Guildford Liberal Democrats will be lobbying the government to make the improvements as soon as possible. What we also need are improvements to buses and cycle routes so that less people are forced to use their cars in the first place.
Personally, I’d go so far as to say that the power to make improvements to A roads should be devolved from central government to Surrey so that we can make these decisions ourselves rather than waiting on the national Department of Transport to decide whether to make improvements or not.
This, incidentally, is why we have the ludicrous situation of the Onslow Park and Ride scheme which is under-used thanks to the council building the car park but the Department of Transport refusing to build an access to it from the A3.