Surrey road scheme 'hit list' wins public support

A "hit list" of 16 major road improvements needed in Surrey has received support during consultation.

Surrey Future, a group of business leaders and councils, drew up the list to tackle bottlenecks that it said cost the Surrey economy about £550m a year.

A survey to check whether people agreed with the list found nearly 80% said it included the right schemes, Surrey County Council said.

The authority said the list would be used in funding bids to government.

A spokesman for the council said: "It identified the projects so they can prepare funding bids and so they are in a position to be ahead of the game when funding bids become available."

The programme aims to tackle the 16 projects between 2015 and 2019 with the aim of making major infrastructure improvements.

It includes town centre improvements in Epsom, Farnham, Dorking and Egham.

One of the schemes to improve facilities in buses, cycling and walking in Redhill has already received £2.8m from the Department for Transport, the council said.

Other projects on the list include improving the Guildford gyratory, changing the Runnymede roundabout to signal control, and improving the A30/A331 corridor and the A24 Capel to Surrey corridor.

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