National Highways is putting plans to upgrade junction 10 on the M25, one of the busiest in Surrey, on show to the public.
It’ll be holding three public information events where people will be able to hear more details about the first phase of the work, which started this month.
The events will take place on Monday 3 October at Sainsburys in Cobham (10am – 4pm), Tuesday 4 October at RHS Wisley (9am – 4pm) and Wednesday 5 October in Guildford, outside the Friary Shopping Centre (9am – 3pm).
Junction 10 on the M25 – the interchange with the A3 at Wisley – is one of the busiest in the country and experiences large queues and heavy congestion on a daily basis. It also has one of the highest recorded collision rates across England’s motorway and major A roads nationally. This project will reduce collisions by around a third but also create a better connection and smoother traffic for the 300,000 drivers who use it every day.
The scheme also features some of the most extensive environmental work ever carried out by National Highways, restoring over 25 hectares of heathland as well as planting new woodland. The UK’s first ever heathland green bridge will link Ockham and Wisley commons for the first time since the A3 was built.
National Highways senior project manager Simon Elliott said:
“This upgrade will not only deliver improvements for drivers, but there will be huge benefits for local people, equestrians and walkers alike. We have worked on our plans not only so that the scheme makes a real difference for the 300,000 drivers using the interchange each day, but we are undertaking a major restoration of the heathland which will have a huge positive impact on the local community and visitors to the area.”
(Picture – National Highways)