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 has written to Surrey County Council and to the Department for Transport to seek the necessary investment, and has pressed Highways England for action.

Highways England has now 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, the study has been delayed as there has been a significant decrease in traffic flows since the start of the lockdown period. A further update from Highways England is attached below.

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, Surrey Heath Local Area Committee responded and agreed to close the lay-by.

Surrey County Council has allocated the necessary funds to permanently close the lay-by but, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Council has been unable to carry out this work.

Michael is awaiting a further update from the Council regarding the start date for this work.


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Highways England Response March 2020 144.24 KB
Highways England Response June 2020 47.34 KB