Planning the South Orbital Road
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THE Minister of Transport is to proceed with
the further planning and preparation needed for the South Orbital Road in Kent and Surrey.
The road has for some years been envisaged as a route running on the south side of the Thames from the Dartford Tunnel to Chelsfield, then to the northern end of the Sevenoaks by-pass and westwards from there to a junction with the Leatherhcad by-pass. From that point it will turn northwards towards Staines and Egham, continuing from there north of the Thames as the proposed North Orbital Road.
Construction of the South Orbital Road will redistribute traffic flows over a wide area, notably from A25 west of Dorking to the A246 Leatherhead-Guildford road south-west of Leatherhead.