Scheme overviewThe Runnymede Roundabout scheme involves improvements to the layout on all approaches to the roundabout and to the roundabout itself. The scheme will create additional carriageway lanes within some parts of the junction and the creation of a new 'U' turn facility for traffic heading towards Staines upon Thames from the M25 motorway. This facility will allow vehicles to avoid negotiating the main part of the junction. Traffic lights will be installed throughout the junction to control the traffic 24 hours a day which will incorporate controlled crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
As part of the scheme the existing surface water drainage system will be renewed and upgraded along...
A potentially very important meeting about the future of the Egham level crossings is to be held on Monday (April 24). Local councillors will be privately briefed by officers of Surrey County Council on schemes to create direct rail access into Heathrow from the Egham/Camberley/Woking/Basingstoke direction. And much of the discussion can be expected to focus on a report that was presented to the county council in December by the firm Arup.
This document puts forward a number of options. And the most alarming, in my opinion, is one that it numbers Option 1c.
This proposes that:
“Egham level crossing” - the one by Egham station - “is closed and replaced with footbridge only”.
"The only significant change being made to arrangement for access to the High Street is the extension of the pedestrian zone to also include Sundays. This means vehicles will no longer be able to access this section of the High Street between 11am and 4pm on Sundays. On all other days the rising bollards will simply prevent vehicles from entering the pedestrian zone at times it has previously been illegal to access the area.
There are a limited number of exemptions to the restriction including emergency service vehicles on operational duty.
The rising bollard system has been designed to enable exempt vehicles to gain access to the pedestrian zone.
As has always been the case, there...
Surrey County Council met today to discuss the referendum and the hike in Council Tax of an increase of 15%. The government has agreed to provide some additional funding to Surrey County Council so it has been decided not to hold a referendum on a 15% increase.The County Council voted to approve a 4.99% rise in council tax following a recommendation from Leader David Hodge. Find out more here
Taken From The Surrey County Council Website
Having considered the views expressed during the consultation SCC’s Local Committee for Runnymede agreed that the existing pedestrian zone should be retained from Monday to Saturday with the same hours of operation (11am to 4pm) and exemptions. However the Local Committee also agreed the following: The pedestrian zone should also apply on Sundays (11am to 4pm). That a more effective method of controlling access to the pedestrian zone should be introduced to prevent vehicles illegally entering the zone during the restricted times. At the time the above was agreed, funding was not available to immediately introduce the improved access controls and to extend the...