Guildford will be the first non-motorway location in England to trial “smart” traffic lights to monitor flow and adjust the access onto and off the trunk road.
GetSurrey.co.uk reports that Guildford Borough Council says the lights will be installed at the A3 Dennis Interchange as part of a range of improvement work carried out by Highways England.
Councillor Matt Furniss, lead councillor for infrastructure and governance at Guildford Borough Council, is quoted as saying, “We are very pleased that Guildford has been chosen as the first place in the country to trial these new traffic signals, which aim to bring benefits to all local residents and visitors who use the A3 Dennis Interchange. We are committed to working with partners to improve the borough’s transport infrastructure and hope the new smart traffic signals will help improve traffic flow at this busy spot on our road network.”
The borough council says it will be the first non-motorway trial of the new traffic signals. Dennis Interchange is the junction near the Guildford business park, which enables motorists to access the southbound A3, and northbound A3 users to come off the motorway.