About the A40 improvements
We’re investing in six major schemes, which will deliver a new park and ride, an extension of the dual carriageway around Witney, new bus lanes and junction improvements.
Our proposed plans to address traffic and transport issues will result in better transport links, the creation of new jobs and housing, reduced emissions, and more sustainable travel options.
Your questions answered
View your questions about the A40 improvements programme answered for programme-wide details.
What you can expect
Two of the schemes within the A40 improvements work (A40 Oxford North and Eynsham Park and Ride) have already progressed past consultation and are now under construction.
The initial proposals are now complete for the A40 HIF2 Smart Corridor (Duke’s Cut, integrated bus lanes and the extension of the dual carriageway) and Access to Witney.
On 21 July 2022, Cabinet approved the preferred option proposals for the A40 HIF2 Smart Corridor (Duke’s Cut, integrated bus lanes and the extension of the dual carriageway) and Access to Witney projects. These options were developed considering output from the online public engagement events and liaison with key stakeholders. The proposed plans to address traffic and transport issues will result in better transport links, new jobs and housing creation, reduced emissions, and more.
In light of global inflationary pressures, the A40 improvements programme was extensively reviewed between November 2022 and June 2023. On 17 July 2023, the county cabinet approved a new plan to build the programme in phases.
The initial phase includes dedicated bus lanes between Eynsham Park and Ride and Oxford, as well as the addition of controlled crossings and upgraded shared-use paths to make walking and cycling safer along the historically congested A40 between Witney and Oxford. Later phases of work will be planned and delivered as funding becomes available.
How it is being funded
The programme is £180m of investment in the A40 corridor. Funding has been secured from several partners, notably:
- Department for Transport retained Local Growth Fund (LGF)
- Homes England Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF)
- Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership
- The Housing Growth Deal (HGD)
- various S106 developer contributions.
If you have any specific questions about the overall scheme or its individual projects, please contact the delivery team at A40corridor@oxfordshire.gov.uk.