The Brightwells Yard development includes some highways works in Farnham town centre to increase the town’s pedestrian area. These works will make greater use of Woolmead Road and have been agreed with Surrey County Council as the local highway authority.
Improvements will be made to East Street, South Street and Brightwell Road, with works starting in autumn 2019. These changes will alter the traffic flow across the town centre, while the part-pedestrianisation of East Street will be the starting point for Farnham’s ambition of eventually being a traffic-free town centre.
When the works are fully complete, East Street will be transformed to a new route which will only be used by buses and selected maintenance vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. A bus lane will lead east-bound out of Farnham, with a large 7m wide pedestrian-friendly footway from Bear Lane through to Brightwell Road.
Vehicles will be diverted from East Street onto the currently underused Woolmead Road, which will then become two-way.
The junctions at each end of East Street will be reworked and new traffic signals at each corner will create more efficient traffic routes. Pedestrians will be able to move through Farnham with much wider routes for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
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Autumn 2019 – Winter 2019/20
South Street/Brightwells Road (South) works
Begin lane closures around Woolmead Road/East Street for junction remodelling
Switch direction of traffic to Woolmead Road and close East Street
Reopen East Street to new layout