A23 Resilience

THEME: Transport

AREA: East Surrey

This project aims to improve the reliability and resilience of the transport network in the Coast to Capital area, especially the local road network. It consists of a package of resilience improvements to improve the ability of the Surrey sections of the A23 to cope with extreme and unpredictable events.

Delivery Body: Surrey County Council

Theme: Transport

Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £4.16m

Match Funding Contribution: £735k

Project Status: Delivering


Summary of Project

The A23 is a key link between London, Gatwick and Brighton. Closed and damaged roads will therefore have a significant impact on businesses, homes and schools in the surrounding areas.


The A23 also provides access to the major A&E East Surrey Hospital.

The Local Growth Fund contribution is used for drainage improvements along this route that will decrease the risk of future road closures and diversions that have previously caused mass disruptions to commuters as well as the more local workforce and school systems.


The resurfacing of damaged carriageway along the A23 will also help towards improving journey times and resilience in extreme and unpredictable events, such as closures or diversions from the M23 and M25.


Key Outputs

  • Drainage improvements along the carriageway of the A23 south of Redhill.
  • Road reconstruction and resurfacing related infrastructure.
  • Reduce the risk of standing water on roads in Redhill Town Centre and repairing the damaged carriageways which, will improve the integrity of the road surface and reduce restrictions due to flooding.


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