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Town centre highway improvement works near completion

Date: 

Friday, 13 November, 2020

The latest phase of an ongoing project to enhance the visitor experience of Woking town centre is nearing completion.

Works to resurface Commercial Way with the striking grey granite block paving, already used to great effect in other parts of the town centre, are almost complete, with plans now in place to pedestrianise further parts of the town centre.

As part of the transformational works, parking restrictions across the town centre (Controlled Parking Zone 1) are to be extended to 10pm from Monday 16 November 2020. Details of the revised parking restrictions can be viewed by visiting www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/parking/local-news-and-updates/woking

The pedestrianisation works will also mean the loss of a small number of disabled parking bays.

Before finalising this phase of the project, a consultation seeking the views of residents on the new highway layout, including the location of alternative disabled parking bays, will be launched in the coming weeks.

The works are part of the multi-million pound Woking Integrated Transport Project, which will transform the town’s existing highway network and significantly enhance traffic flow in the area, making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists, whilst stimulating economic growth.

Works completed so far include the reconfiguration of High Street to a one-way bus lane and wider pedestrian footpath, incorporating a cycle lane and resurfacing the highway. Along with extending High Street and constructing a new junction with Victoria Way, creating a welcoming new pedestrian public plaza outside Woking Railway Station and resurfacing much of Woking Town Centre with granite block paving.

For more information about the Woking Integrated Transport Project, please visit www.woking.gov.uk/wokingitp