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Hindhead Crossroads

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Hindhead Crossroads
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Highway Authority
Junction Type
Traffic Lights. Crossroads
Roads Joined
A333, A287
Junctions related to the A287
Junctions related to the A333

The Hindhead Crossroads was a notorious bottleneck in the road network at Hindhead, Surrey, where the A3 met the A287 at a set of traffic lights - the only ones between the M25 and the A27 on the south coast.

It was finally rendered obsolete by the opening of the Hindhead Tunnel in 2011. It is now a pair of mini roundabouts, with the eastern section being nothing more than a local road to access the Devil's Punchbowl National Trust car park.

Despite no longer being on a major route, the Crossroads still sees regular coach traffic from National Express, who take an amended route around Hindhead as a legacy to when it was on the A3.

The diversion of the A3 in 2011 reduced the number of vehicles using the crossroads by 50% in the five years to 2016, this combined with the conversion to a double roundabout reduced journey times on the A287 by up to six minutes at peak times [1].


Route To Notes


London, Portsmouth (A3) Former A3.


Haslemere, Midhurst


Devil's Punchbowl London Road, former A3.


London, Guildford Former London Road.


Petersfield, Portsmouth Now A333.


  1. Post Opening Project Evaluation A3 Hindhead - Five Years After - Highways England (2017) page: 20 & 32


A3 Guildford - Hindhead

A3 Guildford and Godalming bypass, and Hindhead tunnel works.

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