Congestion at the junction with the M3
Michael frequently receives complaints about the A322 Lightwater bypass, and it is recognised as the most significant cause of traffic congestion in Surrey Heath.
He wrote to Surrey County Council and to the Department for Transport to seek the necessary investment, and pressed Highways England for action.
Highways England agreed to head a detailed study into possible solutions, and Michael requested an update on 14 February 2020. A copy of Highways England's response is attached below.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, however, the study was delayed as there had been a significant decrease in traffic flows since the start of the lockdown period.
Highways England provided a further update in September, which is attached below, explaining that it has now made the decision to commence the study using historic data, and this programme of work is due to be completed the week commencing 16 November 2020.
Lay-by in Bagshot
The A322 lay-by in Bagshot near Freemantle Road was causing local residents a great deal of misery, and following Michael’s campaign with local Councillors, the Surrey Heath Local Area Committee responded and agreed to close the lay-by.
Surrey County Council allocated the necessary funds to permanently close the lay-by, and the work was completed in September 2020.