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Based on order of intensity or frequency of severe congestion. Excludes central London. Sources: Trafficmaster; Highways Agency; Scottish Executive.

A3 at Hindhead

The UK's sixth most congested stretch of road. Thought to be the worst example in the country where a busy trunk road delivers traffic directly into an urban area. Eeither side of Hindhead it reduces from two-lane dual carriageway to single carriageway. Within Hindhead it narrows to a single carriageway through a shopping centre.

Traffic is mix of long distance, between London and Portsmouth area, commuter, local shopping and residential traffic, plus holiday traffic in summer.

Work due to start in 2005 on 130m relief scheme.


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