A40 plans up for consultation


People will have a chance to have their say on detailed plans for major transport improvements planned for the A40 between Witney and Oxford in the coming weeks.

Oxfordshire County Council is proposing to build a new park and ride facility in Eynsham as well as an eastbound bus lane between Eynsham park and ride and the Duke’s Cut canal bridge near Wolvercote.

The project also includes Westbound bus priority on the approaches to Cassington traffic signals and Eynsham roundabout, junction improvements between Eynsham park and ride and the Duke’s Cut canal bridge near Wolvercote along with a two way cycle path located on the northern verge .

Public exhibitions

Three public exhibitions are planned as part of a public consultation exercise which will run from 1 December 2016 until 12 January 2017.

Investing in improvements

County Councillor Ian Hudspeth, Leader of the county council, said: “The county council is investing in this infrastructure as part of a long-term strategy to improve public transport journeys on the A40 eastbound approach to Oxford and encourage a shift from private cars to public transport.

“By making public transport a viable option for more people we will hopefully see bus use rise. And the more people we get out of cars, the better the A40 will be for everyone that uses it.

“We had a great turn out the last time we held exhibitions about the A40 and I would urge anyone with an interest in the road to come along to one of the sessions to get an update and ask any questions that they have.”

This scheme is largely funded through the Local Growth Fund and the council has provisionally secured £35m toward the cost. Construction is currently programmed to take place from 2018-2020. It is expected that Eynsham park and ride will be subject to a planning application in 2017.

How to have your say

The feasibility design and plans for the Eynsham Park and Ride and A40 Bus Lane scheme will be on display at a series of exhibitions. The dates are:




Tuesday 6th December

11am – 3pm

Cassington Village Hall

The Green, Cassington, OX29 4AX

Saturday 10th December

12pm - 4pm

Witney Methodist Church

40 High Street, Witney, OX28 6HG

Thursday 15th December

12.30pm - 7pm

Change of venue

St Leonard’s Church Hall, Eynsham

Thames Street, Eynsham, OX29 4HF

Anyone unable to attend the consultation exhibitions can view the plans and have their say online by visiting our webpages and filling out the online questionnaire. This will be available online between the 1 December and the 12 January.www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/A40EynshamParkandRide