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A3 university junction in Guildford set for eight months of slip road works; Just as the Stoke interchange works draw to a close...

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Motorists using the A3 inGuildfordshould prepare for more disruption with the arrival of eight months of planned slip road works.

Highways England (HE) says crews are due to start work at the northbound university interchange slip in August. The renovations are due to be completed in March 2020.

In a statement, HE says the work is to "improve traffic flows" through the interchange and reduce tailbacks on the slip road.

It adds: "The existing slip road will be extended back towards the main A3 carriageway and widened to provide more capacity.

"The existing footpath between the slips will also be closed and an improved footpath will be installed along the slip road to Egerton Road.

"For the safety of our workforce and customers, narrow lanes will be in place on the northbound exit slip road with the reduced speed of 40mph, and we will have a number of overnight - 9pm to 6am - closures."

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The statement goes on to say that there will be occasional overnight closures of the A3 northbound carriageway from Compton to the university interchange. During these closures a signed diversion will be in place via the B300, the A31 Hog's Back, Guildford and the A25.

Work to widen and extend the southbound A3 slip road in Guildford at theStoke interchange is due to finish in mid-Augustafter starting in January. Initially it was scheduled to finish in June, however a design change and"harder than expected" ground led to delays and budget increase to [pounds sterling]3 million.

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The university and Stoke interchange schemesform part of a range of works being carried out in Guildfordby HE. Average speed cameras have now been installed and there are plans to lay around 3,000 metres of underground cabling at the southbound A3 Cathedral junction.

HE says work is due to start in September and warns that there will be overnight closures affecting the slip road. No completion date has been provided at this stage.

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