This work is part of a multi-million-pound investment into Oxfordshire’s infrastructure, including plans to improve the A40 with upgraded cycle and bus infrastructure as part of the county’s vision for improved active travel and public transport routes.
This stage will include full widening of the road to offer improved cycle/footpaths as well as a bus-only eastbound lane. This phase of work will also include the building of a small, temporary compound alongside the A40.
Signs will divert cyclists and pedestrians from one side of the A40 to the other at various stages via a temporary crossing to the west of the work area and the existing crossing at the Wolvercote roundabout. A suitable alternative route will therefore be available throughout the work.
Both lanes of the A40 will be kept open for most of the work but there will be traffic flow reduction with lane widths. Some night work is planned for this stage, but traffic access will continue, controlled by temporary traffic lights. There will also be a speed limit of 40mph in force.
The work has been designed to keep the area open to business as usual as far as possible. More details can be found here. Next phase of work along A40 at Wolvercote to begin (oxfordshire.gov.uk).