Feb 192018

Please find below and attached an update on the M25 junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange improvement scheme as well as details on the public consultation.

The Scheme
A Preferred Route Announcement (PRA) for the scheme was made on 29 November 2017, and the related information regarding this announcement can be found on the project website: www.highways.gov.uk/m25j10 and in the enclosed PRA Brochure

The main elements of the scheme are also summarised below:
• An elongated roundabout at M25 junction 10
• New dedicated free-flowing slip roads
• Widening of the A3 from three to four lanes with new safe access arrangements to and from
side roads
• Integration of the Smart Motorway Programme M25 j10-j16 scheme by upgrading the M25
hard shoulder to a traffic lane in both directions underneath junction 10
• Widening of the A245 Byfleet Road to the west of the A3 Painshill junction
• Improvements to crossings and facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.
A summary of the key scheme objectives:
• Improve journey time reliability and reduce delay
• Improve safety and reduce both collision frequency and severity
• Improve crossing facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders and incorporate safe,
convenient, accessible and attractive routes
• Minimising impacts on the surrounding local road network
• Support projected population and economic growth in the area.

The land surrounding M25 junction 10 and on either side of the A3 is environmentally sensitive. As such the environmental design objectives are to:
• Avoid, reduce, mitigate and/or compensate for any significant adverse effects or substantial harm through good design
• Improve the quality of life for local residents by mitigating any significant noise effects and supporting targets on air quality
• Seek good design, balancing functionality with achieving positive environmental outcomes.

Public consultation
There will be a public consultation for a period of 6 weeks from Monday 12 February to Monday 26 March. It is important that all relevant issues are addressed at an early stage in the project and give people and stakeholders an opportunity to shape  proposals before any decisions are made. Details of the consultation are provided below.

Public exhibitions
These will provide an opportunity to talk to members of the project team.

Consultation materials public inspection locations
Consultation materials will be available to view from 12 February until 26 March 2016 at the following locations:
• Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BB
• Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey KT10 9SD
• Surrey County Council, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DW
• Cobham Library, The Cedar Centre, Cedar Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2AE
• Horsley Library, Parade Court, Ockham Road South, East Horsley, Surrey KT24 6QR
• Walton Library, 54 The Heart, Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 1GH
• Byfleet Community Library, High Road, Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7QN
• West Byfleet Library, The Corner, West Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 6NY
• Addlestone Library, Runnymede Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2AF
• Woking Library, Gloucester Walk, Woking, Surrey GU21 6EP.

Copies of the consultation materials, and how we are conducting the public consultation as outlined in the statement of community consultation, will also be available online from Monday 12 February on the project website at www.highways.gov.uk/m25j10.

Providing feedback
People can provide feedback in a number of ways:
• Completing a questionnaire at www.highways.gov.uk/m25j10
• Completing a paper copy of the questionnaire and returning it to FREEPOST M25 junction
10/A3 Wisley interchange.
Alternatively, any other comments can be made in writing and emailed to info@highwaysengland.co.uk or sent to the FREEPOST address above, quoting the reference: M25 junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange improvement. All comments and responses must be received no later than Monday 26 March 2018 at 23:45.

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