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Government announces £35M for improvements to A40 in Oxford

07 December 2021/Categories: CILT, Industry News, Transport Planning


Upgrades will be carried out on the A40 to ease congestion, boost local bus services and allow the construction of thousands of new homes in Oxfordshire, thanks to £35 million in government funding. 

 

The scheme will see an 850-space park and ride facility, including cycle parking and electric car chargepoints, built to the north-west of Eynsham. 

 

Two new bus lanes will also be created along the carriageway, taking bus-users eastbound from the new site to just before the Dukes Cut, and westbound on the approach to Cassington, helping to significantly improve bus journey times.

 

The works announced today will form the first part of the wider £156 million A40 transport package, which aims to provide additional highway space and improve transport links while encouraging a shift to more sustainable forms of travel. 

 

These plans will provide access to over 4,800 new homes in the region and a significant boost to the local economy.

 

Transport Minister Baroness Vere said: “Local residents have suffered with traffic and congestion along the A40 for too long, which is why I’m thrilled to announce this multimillion-pound investment to improve the route, increase capacity and provide a significant boost to public transport.

“Providing faster, more frequent and more reliable bus journeys is a key commitment in our national bus strategy – and one I take very seriously. I’m, therefore, delighted to see this funding going towards giving local residents the bus services they deserve.”

 

 

 

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