About the project
The scheme will upgrade the A40 between the A34 overbridge and the Wolvercote roundabout with a new eastbound bus lane, dedicated cycle lanes and widened footpaths. A single traffic lane will remain in both directions.
There will also be controlled crossings and lighting improvements, as well as a new signalised junction to allow access in and out of the development. The speed limit will be decreased from the national speed limit to 30mph, due to new housing development in the area.
Why we are investing here
The work to address traffic and transport issues on the section of the A40 between Witney and Oxford will result in better transport links, the creation of new jobs and housing, reduced emissions, and more sustainable travel options.
The A40 is recognised as being a very slow route in and out of Oxford city centre facing daily congestion problems and poor journey experiences for road users.
These improvements will ensure there is a reliable and frequent public transport service, making journeys to Oxford more enjoyable with more travel options such as walking, cycling, and buses.
What you can expect
Milestone Infrastructure has been appointed as contractors and is currently on site.
|Traffic management barriers installed and 40 mph speed restriction||February 2021 - complete|
|Temporary cycle paths will be opened||February 2021 - complete|
|Road construction (earthworks excavation) begins||March 2021 - complete|
|Temporary road crossing (two-way lights) at night to complete utilities crossings||March 2021 - complete|
|Road construction continues E/B and W/B highway||April to December 2021 - complete|
|Traffic management moved to central reservation (with 30mph speed restriction)||December 2021 - complete|
|Central reservation road construction||December to May 2022 - complete|
|Temporary road crossing (two-way traffic lights) at night to complete surface finishing||May 2022 - complete|
How it is being funded
The scheme is entirely funded by Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
The anticipated cost of this element of the programme is £8.44m.