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Traffic Diversion By New Aldi Store in Burpham

Published on: 2 Aug, 2015
Updated on: 4 Aug, 2015

diversion signA major night-time traffic diversion is to operate in Burpham while work associated with the new Aldi store is completed. The diversion is required to facilitate Surrey County Council (SCC) to carry out carriageway resurfacing works.

A notice from SCC says that the diversion will be in place over two nights between the hours of 8.30pm and 6am and that it is anticipated to commence on Tuesday, August 11.

The notice states: “The temporary closures will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access will be maintained for pedestrians and emergency vehicles at all times. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses wherever reasonably possible…

“Any vehicle found to be obstructing the highway during these works will be removed to a suitable location outside the limits of the works after all reasonable methods have been undertaken to identify and contact the vehicle’s owner.

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Burpham traffic diversion routes. Click on image to enlarge.

“New Inn Lane traffic approaching the temporary closures will be diverted via Glendale Road, Winterhill Way and London Road. Traffic intending on travelling along the closed section of Burpham Lane will be diverted via Burpham Lane, Clay Lane and London Road.”

Meanwhile single file traffic on the A3100, south of Guildford, continues while renovation work at the old post office, by the junction with Sandy Lane, opposite Ye Olde Ship Inn, is completed. Traffic lights are in place and queues have built up at busy times. Builders at the site were unable to say how long the work would continue.

St Catherine's Traffic lights

A police vehicle rushes through the temporary single file system at St Catherine’s. The old post office covered in scaffolding is clearly visible.

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Responses to Traffic Diversion By New Aldi Store in Burpham

  1. Mary Bedforth Reply

    August 2, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Apart from these closures and the consequent hold ups and the fact that it is a time when people are away on holiday, I think that there is more traffic than ever.

    I wonder if others agree?

  2. Martin Elliott Reply

    August 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    If it’s handled as well as recent utilities repairs (electricity) at the same roundabout, we might as well stay at home. There was total confusion over where roads closed, which illogical diversion route to follow, and routes changing daily. Losing the signage halfway through didn’t help.

    As for signs giving notice of exact days this will apply, we’ve still got signs up from the same pavement works in February! How can we trust signage which is never managed properly.

    Its strange SCC get’s it so wrong, when the depot where their crews and contractors are based is just down the road at Merrow Depot.

  3. Jim Allen Reply

    August 2, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Traffic at a snails pace at least twice a day on the A3 southbound – that’s up from twice in three days a couple of years back.

    Glad I walk most places.

  4. Bernard Parke Reply

    August 2, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    If you think traffic congestion is bad now just wait until Waitrose starts trading.

  5. Jan Todd Reply

    August 3, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Perhaps Bernard Parke’s fears may not be realised. A recent study by the Co-op has found that there has been a return to how we shopped in the sixties, with two thirds of shoppers now travelling on foot when shopping for food.

    One in ten shoppers said they had given up on the weekly shop and only spend an average of 5.6 minutes buying three and a half items (The Times, July 18 2015).

    If the other third, who are not travelling on foot, do encounter congestion on a regular basis, perhaps they will be converted to this latest trend in food shopping.

  6. Bernard Parke Reply

    August 3, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    I sincerely hope that Jan Todd is right.

    However, if her assumption is correct why are 200 car parking places being provided on the Waitrose site?

    If there is a need to shop for groceries on foot there are already such food stores within the confines of the town centre for this trade.

  7. James Dix Reply

    August 5, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I wonder if they will be taking the opportunity to repair the frequently re-appearing potholes in Weylea Farm and Marlyns Drive at the same time?

    Each time they patch the previously patched holes the new patch disintegrates within a few days. It’s bad enough as it is with local traffic, the increased traffic with the new Aldi is sure to make it worse.

  8. Martin Elliott Reply

    August 6, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Why would local traffic to/from residents be increased by the new Aldi?

    More seriously, are you saying SCC pothole repairs aren’t meeting the resilience promised?

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