Message from Highways England
Since this public consultation, we have been analysing the results and further developing the scheme options, and are now pleased to announce that the preferred option for this scheme is Option 14, the elongated roundabout. This option adds more capacity and provides dedicated free-flow left turns for all traffic using the roundabout. It also provides pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders with segregated crossings at the junction.
Whilst a majority of consultation respondents (64%) stated a preference for Option 9 (the 4-level flyover), a large number of respondents highlighted real concerns about the environmental impact it would have on the environmentally sensitive surrounding area. As a result, we have undertaken further refinements to the outline design of Option 14 and it now offers both better safety and congestion performance than was presented during consultation, along with a lesser environmental impact. We believe this refined option delivers the best possible scheme to meet everyone’s needs.
The scheme will also deliver the widening of the A3 between Ockham Junction and Painshill Junction from three to four lanes, adding much needed capacity, improving traffic flow and reducing delays. To ensure that all road users are safe, and to prevent conflict between vehicles directly entering and exiting a four-lane high speed section of the A3, direct accesses onto and off of the A3 between these junctions will be stopped up.
The land surrounding M25 junction 10 and the A3 presents a number of challenges for developing the scheme and many of the environmental constraints make the development of the side road access arrangements challenging. However, we have spoken with stakeholders and landowners at length about alternative access arrangements and believe that the preferred option offers the best solution for all users, whilst minimising the environmental impact.
Please visit www.highways.gov.uk/m25j10 to read our online preferred route announcement brochure. This provides more information on the decision to progress with Option 14, the preferred options for the side roads, and more detail on the results from the public consultation. If you would like to read the full public consultation report, you can do so by visiting www.highways.gov.uk/m25j10.
A second, statutory consultation will take place in early 2018, where you will have another opportunity to give your views and influence the developments of the preferred option design. We’ll let you know more about this nearer the time. If you have any queries regarding the M25 junction 10 / A3 Wisley interchange improvement scheme, please speak to our customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org