Angela’s campaign to tunnel the A3 under Guildford is gaining momentum with two further meetings in recent days.
Angela met with Chief Secretary to the Treasury, John Glen, to discuss the business case for the proposal and with National Highways, to discuss congestion and air pollution.
National Highways have now rejected their initial proposal to build 9 metre barriers, which would divide communities and residents within the town. Instead, they are currently contacting Onslow Village residents to detail their plans for air pollution capture, which includes a closure of access to the A3 from the village.
Although there may be some short-term disruption to come, the long-term benefit in air quality that will be brought about through the future work is significant.
Angela was also pleased to see the case for tunnel infrastructure succeeding around the country with the A303 tunnel at Stonehenge now approved by government. An A3 tunnel under Guildford would be an important investment for the future that would reduce congestion and drastically improve air quality.