Several lanes are to close throughout Farnham’s one-way system over the next week for preliminary works by the Farnham Infrastructure Programme (FIP).

Topographical surveys will require lane closures in The Borough and South Street from Monday to Wednesday next week, and Downing Street from Tuesday to Thursday next week.

It comes after Surrey County Council contractors visited businesses in the town centre last week, asking if any were aware of basements running below the road surfaces.

Phased road closures are scheduled from September for the FIP town centre project, which will see pavements permanently widened and sections of the one-way system reversed.

But county council leader Tim Oliver and MP Jeremy Hunt are still hopeful of bringing forward this start date to earlier in the summer.

If they are successful, this would avoid the works disrupting two Christmas periods with the 18-month project.

Meanwhile, a project to improve one of Farnham’s major roundabouts was delayed this week after the contractor’s previous job over-ran. 

Work at the Water Lane/A325 roundabout between the Shepherd and Flock and Six Bells roundabouts was due to start on Monday and last for approximately 10 weeks. 

But because of the contractor for the project still needing to finish off a previous job, a start date on the works was pushed back to today (Thursday). 

There will also be temporary traffic lights in:

  • Upper Hale Road for 11 days starting Monday and Folly Hill from tomorrow (Friday) to Tuesday for broadband cabling works by TOOB, 
  • Wrecclesham Hill from Monday to Wednesday for works by South East Water, 
  • Shortheath Road from Monday to Wednesday for drainage investigation by Surrey County Council.