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A40 Improvements Programme Updates

Planning application for A40 smart corridor is live

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The planning application for the A40 Smart Corridor in now live. 

Residents and stakeholders can view and respond to the planning application on the Planning Register, under reference R3.0151/21.

The planning application submission is a key milestone in the delivery of the wider A40 improvements programme. The planning application covers three schemes: 

  • A40 dual carriageway extension A scheme to upgrade the A40 between east of Witney to the Eynsham park and ride site into a dual carriageway.   
  • A40 integrated bus lanes A four-mile eastbound and westbound bus priority corridor along the A40, with improved routes and crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.  
  • A40 Duke’s Cut A new eastbound bus lane and improved cycling and pedestrian facilities linking together the A40 integrated bus lanes with north Oxford 

The three separate but interdependent highway schemes will provide improvements to existing roads to facilitate and encourage sustainable travel modes. The investment in infrastructure will also support more jobs and much needed homes in the local area. 

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Drainage surveys starting along the A40 (Witney-Oxford)

10 January 2022

Drainage surveys and vegetation clearance works are due to start from 17 January 2022 between Hill Farm Junction on the A40 (east of Witney) to the Duke’s Cut bridge.

The surveys, which will help inform the drainage strategy for the A40 road improvements programme, are expected to take up to four weeks to complete, subject to weather and site conditions.

While most of the operation will take place adjacent to the highway, temporary traffic management will be needed in some locations to safeguard workers, causing minimal disruption and impact to A40 users.

These works are part of the wider A40 road improvements programme, which will address traffic and transport issues in the area. The programme aims to offer sustainable travel choices, which in turn reduces emissions and improves air quality for all.

Surveys starting at Wolvercote Railway Bridge

4 January 2022

Several surveys will take place on Saturday 8 January 2022 at Wolvercote Railway Bridge.

The surveys will inform the methodology for the works and highlight any issues or risks that may need to be mitigated during the strengthening and maintenance works on the bridge.

Works will cause minimal disruption as they will take place between 11pm to 9am, away from the A40 itself.

The improvements to the bridge at Duke’s Cut are part of the wider A40 improvements programme, which will address traffic and transport issues between Witney and Oxford. The programme aims to offer sustainable travel choices, which in turn reduces emissions and improves air quality.

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Archaeological work complete

6 December 2021

Archaeological investigation works on land next to the A40 which commenced in November, north of Eynsham, are now complete. 

The findings from the excavations and the final archaeological assessment will help to inform the final designs for the A40 smart corridor.

Part of the A40 improvements programme which addresses traffic and transport issues on the route, the smart corridor aims to offer more sustainable travel options.

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Ground investigation surveys complete

3 December 2021

Ground investigation surveys which commenced in October on the site of the planned Eynsham Park and Ride are now complete.

The survey data will inform the detailed design documents due mid-2022. 

The park and ride is part of the wider A40 road improvements programme, which will address traffic and transport issues in the area. The programme aims to offer sustainable travel choices, which in turn reduces emissions and improves air quality for all. 

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Planning application submitted for A40 smart corridor

24 November 2021

Oxfordshire County Council has submitted a planning application for a series of major infrastructure projects along the A40 in West Oxfordshire.  

The application covers three separate, but interdependent highway schemes aimed at improving travel options along the route between Witney and Oxford. These include:  

  • A40 dual carriageway extension A scheme to upgrade the A40 between east of Witney to the Eynsham park and ride site into a dual carriageway.  
  • A40 integrated bus lanes A four-mile eastbound and westbound bus priority corridor along the A40, with improved routes and crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.  
  • A40 Duke’s Cut A new eastbound bus lane and improved cycling and pedestrian facilities linking together the A40 integrated bus lanes with north Oxford  

The application follows extensive engagement with stakeholders, including public consultations in late 2018 and spring 2021

There will be a period of statutory consultation on the application following its validation. 

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Archaeological work starting

13 October 2021

Archaeological investigation works on land next to the A40, north of Eynsham, will get underway next month.

The excavations, which will inform the planning process for the A40 improvements programme, will begin w/c Monday 1 November 2021 and are expected to last up to eight weeks, subject to weather and site conditions.

Though visible from the A40, the works will have no impact to road users or traffic.

The final archaeological assessment will help to inform a future planning application, part of the wider programme of works to address traffic and transport issues.

The programme aims to offer sustainable travel choices, which in turn reduces emissions and improves air quality for all.

Find out more:

Ground investigation surveys starting

8 October 2021

Ground investigation (GI) surveys are due to start on the site of the planned Eynsham park and ride w/c Monday 11 October 2021.

The surveys, meant to inform the detailed design documents and future works methodology, are expected to take up to six weeks to complete, subject to weather and site conditions.

While most of the operation will take place within the already secluded park and ride site, works adjacent to the highway will be undertaken with temporary traffic management, which will be conducted at night, avoiding peak hours. As a result, this will cause minimal disruption and visual impact to A40 users.

The park and ride is part of the wider A40 road improvements programme, which will address traffic and transport issues in the area. The programme aims to offer sustainable travel choices, which in turn reduces emissions and improves air quality for all.

Find out more:

A40 Oxford North

17 June 2021

Construction work to improve roads, bus infrastructure, pathways and cycleways along the A40 road just to the west of the Wolvercote roundabout is making good progress. Our contractors Milestone Infrastructure have been working on site since November 2020 and are due to complete in December 2021.

The construction work includes excavation works, drainage and electrical works, resurfacing, and the installation of new signalised crossings. The route remains fully accessible to pedestrians and cyclists via a new diversion path around the construction site.