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Castle Street Temporary Closure

Published on: 1 Apr, 2012
Updated on: 3 Apr, 2012

Warning sign by the Quarry Street entance to Castle Street

Castle Street, in Guildford town centre, will be closed from tomorrow, Monday 2 April, for four weeks.

The closure is necessary to allow essential repair and conservation work to a number of historic buildings in the historic centre of the town.

The entrance to Castle Street by the King’s Head pub and the lower end of the street up to the access road behind 39 to 42 Castle Street, will be closed temporarily to all vehicles.

The one-way traffic system for the remainder of Castle Street up to the No Entry signs next to The Keep pub will also be closed to vehicles for the same period.

Pedestrians will be still able to walk along Castle Street. Works and emergency vehicles will have access at all times.

It is necessary to close the narrow street in order to carry out necessry repairs safely

A Guildford Borough Council spokesperson said, “The closure means we can carry out some repairs to historic buildings and structures in the area. These include work to numbers 39, 39½ and 40 Castle Street, and the walls of Castle Gardens.

“The narrow pavement and roads in this area mean that scaffolding and materials will have to be positioned in the road making closure essential.”

The council have detailed the following alternative route:

  •  Continue along Quarry Street to the A281 Shalford Road
  •  Turn left into Chantry View Road
  •  Turn left into Echo Pit Road
  •  Turn left into Warwicks Bench Road, continue to Warwicks Bench and then South Hill
  •  Turn left into Castle Street.

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Responses to Castle Street Temporary Closure

  1. Gerald Bland

    April 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    An opportunity when Castle Street re-opens for Surrey County Council to reverse the one way traffic flow and also make Castle Hill one way from Quarry Street to Warwicks Bench?

  2. Bernard Parke

    April 4, 2012 at 6:08 am

    A very sensible suggestion.

    I can remember the days when Quarry Street was open two way traffic.