Didcot transport plans online now and set for public exhibitions - have your say
Local people are being asked to give their view on a package of proposed measures aimed at improving future transport provision in and around Didcot.
Oxfordshire County Council is consulting on initiatives that will be put forward as part of a Government bid for funding under the Housing Infrastructure Fund.
Significant growth and employment ahead
There is significant housing and employment growth for Didcot and the area through the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district council local plans. However the road network in the area already suffers from congestion and without action there will be unacceptable levels of traffic seeking to use this already constrained transport system.
In order to increase capacity the county council has drawn up options that could include:
- A4130 Capacity Improvement – dualling of the A4130 between the A34 and new Science Bridge, new and improved pedestrian and cycling measures
- Science Bridge – A new road link from the new dualled section of the A4130 back to the A4130 at Purchas Road, including pedestrian and cycling infrastructure
- Culham River Crossing – a new road between Culham near the science centre to Didcot’s A4130 perimeter road.
- Clifton Hampden Bypass- a new road between the A415 Abingdon Road at the science centre and B4105 Oxford Road north of the village
Thriving communities need better transport systems
Susan Halliwell, Oxfordshire County Council’s Director for Planning and Place, said: “Didcot is a thriving community and growing town. It and the surrounding area is playing a big part in Oxfordshire’s current and future economic success. However, with this comes challenges.
“The current road network in the Didcot area is no longer fit for purpose. Links between housing and employment are limited mainly due to the River Thames and railway lines.
“The package of potential improvements that we are hoping to put forward for government funding look to address current and future transport needs.”
Have your say
There will be two public exhibitions where you can find out more and give feedback on the proposals:
Wednesday 7 November
12pm - 8pm
Didcot Civic Hall
Britwell Road, Didcot, OX11 7JN
Saturday 17 November
10am – 4pm
25 Station Road, Didcot, OX11 7NE
You can also view the plans and have your say online from 2 November via www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/didcot - the consultation ends on 25 November 2018.