Category Archives: Hindhead Tunnel news

Maintenance work to continue on the Hindhead tunnel

Maintenance work will continue at the Hindhead tunnel on the A3, to ensure journeys remain safe and reliable on this vital link between Hampshire and Surrey. The work will involve overnight closures of the tunnel in both directions and is due to be completed at the beginning of March. Anne Marie Palmer, Project Manager at the […]

New start for Hindhead as local roadworks complete

Work to improve the old A3 through Hindhead has been completed, heralding the start of a new era for the Surrey village. A new 4-mile bypass, including the UK’s longest underland road tunnel, opened to traffic last summer and since then the Highways Agency led project team have been working to adapt the old road […]

Hindhead Tunnel Opens to Cheers

The Hindhead Tunnel was officially opened this morning by Transport Secretary Philip Hammond who before cutting the white ribbon thanked road users and the people of surrounding villages for their patience, tolerance and understanding over the last four and a half years whilst the scheme was being constructed.  He said “I’m sure today’s opening will have made it […]

Opening date announced for A3 Hindhead Tunnel

The Hindhead Tunnel will open to traffic on Wednesday 27th July, the Highways Agency have announced. Secretary of State for Transport Philip Hammond will open the tunnel, which is the longest of its type in the UK and is part of a four mile bypass for Hindhead village in Surrey. The £371m road scheme will […]