LEATHERHEAD HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PACKAGE

INTRODUCTION

A strategic objective of the Transform Leatherhead Masterplan is to improve connectivity for traffic, pedestrians and cyclists in and around Leatherhead.

Leatherhead is an inward looking town centre with a convoluted road network including the one way gyratory system which is generally felt to create a barrier to access. As a result, drivers travel around the town and have no idea what is on offer or how to access it.

Transform Leatherhead Masterplan, 2016
The Leatherhead gyratory system

To address this objective the Leatherhead Highway Improvement Package was created.

CONTEXT

Transform Leatherhead is a challenging and complex puzzle made up of many different inter-connected projects.

PHASE 1: TRAFFIC MODELLING – AIMS & OBJECTIVES

Aim:
Identify potential changes to the Leatherhead gyratory system to ease congestion and improve access to the Town Centre.

Objectives:
• Reduce the barrier effect created by existing gyratory layout
• Improve highway safety
• Ensure the ‘correct’ traffic is using the gyratory – “primarily local traffic”
• Improve pedestrian and cyclist connections from train station to the Town Centre
• Assess how changes to the road network might influence the master-planning of Transform Leatherhead initiatives

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