Still time to have your say on A40 improvements


People have until 12 January to have their say on detailed plans for major transport improvements planned for the A40 between Eynsham and Oxford.

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.

How to have your say

You can view the plans and have your say online by visiting our webpages and filling in the online questionnaire. This will be available online until 12 January.www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/A40EynshamParkandRide

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.”

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.