Hindhead roadworks complete
Work to improve the old A3 through Hindhead has been completed.
Since the 4 mile bypass was opened to traffic last summer a Highway’s Agency led project team have been working to adapt the old road to make it more suitable for the traffic now using it.
Now called the A333, the 1.4mile road has been remodelled to make more space for pedestrians and recreational users, while the notorious ‘Hindhead Lights’ – for years a traffic bottleneck – have been replaced with a system of mini roundabouts. The work is intended to kick start regeneration in the village, which has been blighted by traffic for decades.
The £371m Hindhead improvement scheme started on 8th January 2007, aiming to divert 4 miles of the A3 Portsmouth road on to a new alignment that passes under the Devil’s Punch Bowl in a twin bored tunnel. The tunnel opened to traffic in July 2011.