Council announces programme of highway improvements to Victoria Way


Thursday, 26 January, 2023

A 12-week programme of highway improvements to Victoria Way, commencing Monday 6 February 2023, that will address potholes, the general state of the highway and the creation of a new pedestrian crossing will benefit drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

To accommodate the works, it is necessary to close the northbound Victoria Way (A320) carriageway to vehicles between Goldsworth Road and Forge End. During this period, the Victoria Way southbound right-hand turning onto Forge End will also be closed for three weeks.

The closure will enable the reconstruction of pedestrian footpaths, installation of highway drainage and street light infrastructure, and the reinstatement and construction of a new permanent pedestrian crossing, all in addition to highway resurfacing works.

Commenting on the works, Cllr Will Forster, Woking Borough Council’s Deputy Leader, said: “For far too long residents have raised concerns with me about the poor condition of Victoria Way and safety of pedestrians when using the temporary pedestrian crossing, not to mention the countless cones and bollards that litter the highway.

“Therefore, I am delighted that, through the Victoria Place development, we can now address these issues which will benefit drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, whilst making Woking Town Centre more appealing and accessible to visitors.”

Once this phase of works is complete, a series of night closures beginning in May will see the junction of Church Street West and Victoria Way reinstated to vehicles, along with carriageway resurfacing to Church Street West and Forge End.

During the works signed diversion routes will be in place. The Victoria Way southbound carriageway will remain open during these works.

Woking Borough Council would like to thank local businesses, road users and residents for their patience during these essential works.