Plans for forthcoming link road work to go on show in Harwell


Two drop-in sessions have been arranged so that local people can find out more about the forthcoming work on the new Harwell Link Road.

The main phase of work on the road is set to begin in early 2017 with some preparatory work expected to be done over the next few weeks.

You can find out more by calling in to Harwell Village Hall any time on either 2 November between 2pm and 7pm or 5 November between 10am – 3pm. Representatives from the county council and their contractors, Galliford Try, will be on hand to talk through the plans and answer any questions you may have.

County Councillor David Nimmo Smith, Cabinet member for transport, said: “The road is something that local people have wanted for a long time, and we are now approaching the time when work will start.

“It is a big project and so we have organised two opportunities for people to drop in on an informal basis to speak with our team so that any questions they have can be answered.”

About the road

The £8m project, which will connect the B4493 to the A417, is the latest in a package of improvements from the Science Vale Transport Strategy to be built and aims to improve access to the Enterprise Zone and reduce local congestion.

The strategy is to provide a more direct route from housing developments west of Didcot at Great Western Park and Valley Park to Harwell Oxford Campus.

The project aims to:

· increase the capacity of the local road network

· relieve Harwell village of through traffic by 250 trips per hour

· provide greater route choice

· relieve congestion elsewhere on the network.

More information on the scheme can be found at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/harwelllink