Oxfordshire County Council is improving the A40 between Witney and Oxford to deliver safe and reliable travel options for those who rely on it for work, leisure and economic success. There are six schemes in the A40 improvements, which will deliver a new park and ride at Eynsham, an extension of the dual carriageway around Witney, new bus lanes and junction improvements.
Work is to continue on a major road-building project in Didcot after comparisons with the paused A40 improvement plans were dismissed.
The park and ride – located on the A40 eastbound in Eynsham – is part of a significant investment in the A40 to deliver better facilities for those walking, cycling and using public transport.
Following recommendations from officers, the council cabinet has approved the withdrawal of the Compulsory Purchase and Side Roads Orders from the ongoing statutory process to the programme.
That was the view of Oxfordshire County Council’s active travel champion Councillor Dan Levy, the Liberal Democrat member who also represents Eynsham.
Plans include better connections into Oxford with acceleration of a new park and ride at Eynsham as part of the Science Transit 2 (ST2) scheme for the A40.