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Residents urged to respond as consultation draws to a close

With only days to go before Oxfordshire County Council’s A40 consultation ends, West Oxfordshire District Council is urging residents to make their views known.

Oxfordshire County Council is consulting on a range of options for a long term solution to tackle congestion along the A40 corridor, particularly between Witney and Oxford. Options proposed are an A40 bus lane, a guided busway, expanding the road to a dual carriageway, a train service and a Witney to Oxford tram.

Sir Barry Norton, Leader of West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “The A40 through West Oxfordshire is regularly congested, causing misery for many people on a daily basis and impacting on our local and national economy. It’s a major issue for our district and only a long-term solution will solve the problem. I urge people to respond to Oxfordshire County Council’s consultation and contribute their thoughts and ideas about how they think the problem can be solved.”

The last date for responding is Sunday 8 November; full details of the consultation and a survey form are on www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/A40.

The A40 is a single carriageway road and on the section between Witney and Oxford, between 23,000 and 30,000 vehicles a day and is the main route linking the M40, Oxford, Cheltenham and South Wales.

The feedback from this consultation will inform a discussion by Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet in Spring 2016 on the long-term strategy for the A40.

Posted : 28/10/2015 11:10:01

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