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The Only Sign Warning of Tonight’s Gyratory Street Closure Is Showing Blank

Published on: 7 Aug, 2022
Updated on: 10 Aug, 2022

The only sign that could be found warning motorists of the night road closure was only showing its blank reverse side this evening. The top securing plastic tie was missing.

By Martin Giles

Motorists might be surprised tomorrow to find the Onslow Street section of the gyratory closed at 8pm for resurfacing work.

The only warning sign that could be found on Sunday, August 7 had become detached so that only the reverse, blank side was visible to motorists heading towards the section from Woodbridge and York Roads.

Diversion signs for detours (see details below) sometimes several miles in length could be observed as far out from the town as Peasmarsh.

The SCC notice informing residents of the road works. (Click on image to enlarge.)

While the work is in progress the Onslow Street section will be closed from August 8-15 each night from 8pm to 6am and the Park Street section of the gyratory for the same ten hours from August 11-20. From August 11 to 15 both sections will be closed leaving only the Bridge section open.

See also: I Have Asked for More Signs to Warn of Impending Gyratory Road Works

Gillian Cameron who alerted The Dragon to the issue wrote: “I do not understand why county councillors have not notified the community, and lack of signage is very poor. Thanks Dragon for acting so swiftly.”

No warning sign could be seen in Bridge Street or on other parts of the gyratory.

But several diversion signs have been positioned. One was seen in Peasmarsh as the detours are quite lengthy and numerous (see below).

Mount Pleasant is already closed for wall reconstruction so cannot be used as an alternative route until August 12.

The planned diversion routes as provided to The Dragon:

Diversion 1

Diversion for traffic approaching Guildford from A281 Shalford Road.

Also for traffic approaching from A31 Farnham Road heading into town wanting to take the Millbrook road, use this diversion  but in reverse.

A281 Shalford Road, Shalford

A281 The Street, Shalford

A281 Horsham Road, Shalford

A248 Broadford Road, Shalford

A3100 Old Portsmouth Road, Peasmarsh/Guildford

A3100 Portsmouth Road, Guildford

A3100 Park Street, Guildford

A31 Farnham Road, Guildford

or A322 Bridge Street/Onslow Street taking you out of town.

Diversion 2

Diversion for traffic approaching along Onslow Street from York Road heading towards A281 Millbrook:

A246 Waterden Road, Guildford

A25 Epsom Road, West Clandon

A25 Shere Road, West Clandon/Albury

A248 Sherbourne, Albury

A248 The Street, Albury

A248 Chilworth Road, Albury

A248 Dorking Road, Chilworth

A248 New Road, Chilworth

A248 Kings Road, Chilworth

A281 The Street, Shalford

A281 Shalford Road, Shalford

Diversion 3

Diversion for traffic approaching from A322 Woodbridge Road

A322 Woodbridge Road, Guildford

A25 Midleton Road, Guildford

A3 Guildford & Godalming Bypass – Highways England

A31 Hogs Back, Guildford

B3000 Puttenham Hill, Puttenham

A31 Hogs Back, Puttenham

A31 Farnham Road, Guildford

(Advance signage in place on all roads into  Guildford Centre warning road users no/limited access round one-way system).

Signage at A31/ Puttenham Hill j/c advising road users of closure on one system in Guildford directing them to come off and go via Compton and back towards Guildford Centre.

Signage at A3100 Portsmouth Rd/A248 Broadford Road roundabout advising of closure ahead; traffic to follow diversions as set out below:

From North end of closure:

A31 Farnham Road, Guildford

A322 Bridge Street, Guildford

A322 Onslow Street, Guildford

A281 Millbrook, Guildford

A281 Quarry Street, Guildford

A281 Shalford Road, Shalford

A281 The Street, Shalford

A281 Horsham Road, Shalford

A248 Broadford Road, Shalford

A3100 Old Portsmouth Road, Peasmarsh/Guildford

A3100 Portsmouth Road, Guildford

From south end of closure:

A3100 Portsmouth Road, Guildford

A3100 Old Portsmouth Road, Peasmarsh/Guildford

A248 Broadford Road, Shalford

A281 Horsham Road, Shalford

A281 The Street, Shalford

A281 Shalford Road, Shalford

A281 Quarry Street, Guildford

A281 Millbrook, Guildford

A322 Onslow Street, Guildford

Traffic to exit Walnut Tree Close/Rail Station onto one way system as normal and follow diversion route signs if planning to travel towards Godalming.  Traffic able to enter Walnut Tree Close from Bridge Street as normal.

For traffic approaching from Onslow Street wanting to travel up Farnham Road towards Farnham, follow main diversion then head towards Compton/Puttenham/A31 as below:

A281 Millbrook, Guildford

A281 Shalford Road, Guildford

A281 The Street, Shalford

A281 Horsham Road, Shalford

A248 Broadford Road, Shalford

A3100 Portsmouth Road, Peasmarsh

B3000 New Pond Road, Peasmarsh

B3000 The Street, Compton

B3000 Puttenham Heath Road, Compton

B3000 Hook Lane, Puttenham

B3000 Puttenham Hill, Puttenham

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