Highway matters and road improvements information will be published below in date order they are received
26 July 2017 – Council welcomes funding boost for major improvements to A34 in Abingdon
An announcement of government funding of more than £9 million towards major improvements to the A34 in Abingdon has been welcomed by Vale of White Horse District Council.
Council Leader Matthew Barber said the funding, announced today by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid following a bid by Oxfordshire County Council, is a huge step forward in securing a much-awaited scheme to create two new south-facing slip roads at the Lodge Hill Interchange.
The scheme will receive up to £9.45 million over four years and improvement work will help to relieve congestion and provide vital infrastructure to support Abingdon and surrounding areas in the future.
Cllr Barber said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive news of the funding. Our Council has spent a great deal of time campaigning for this interchange, which is vital to supporting the future growth of Abingdon, as set out in our Local Plan, and economic growth in the wider Science Vale area, where up to 20,000 new jobs and 20,000 new homes will be created by 2031.
“We are keen to see the scheme get under way as quickly as possible and will be doing everything in our power to ensure this happens.”
Oxfordshire County Council, the highways authority, says it will work with the Highways England, which manages the A34, to deliver the scheme as soon as possible.
The interchange is expected to cost around £18 million. The district council will be seeking to secure further funding through legal agreements with developers of housing schemes.
See Oxfordshire County Council’s website for more information about the Lodge Hill Interchange.
13 July 2017 – CONSULTATION – Denchworth Road & Newlands Drive (Grove) Proposed Speed Limit, Prohibition of Driving & Traffic Calming
The proposed traffic schemes have been advertised in the Oxford Times today; Thursday 13th July 2017, and is also now available on the Councils consultation pages at the address below:
We are writing to seek your views on the proposals to; a) extend the 30mph speed limit on Denchworth Road leading southwards out of Grove, meeting the 30mph at the roundabout junction with Mably Way, b) remove 2 current sections of road from use by motor vehicles only at the northern end of Denchworth Road and at the westernmost end of Cane Lane (which are being made redundant due to a realignment of Denchworth Road and a new junction on Cane Lane) and, c) construct various traffic calming features on Newlands Drive, including: 6 (six) extended flat top road humps and 4 (four) pairs of speed cushions at intervals along its length. These proposals have been put forward in response to the development of land at Grove, adjacent to Denchworth Road. In light of this, please find the following consultation documents below:
As detailed on the notice, any objections or other representations on the proposal should be submitted by Friday 11th August 2017.