The Government has announced that it has given final approval to a multi-million pound investment in A40 upgrades.
The scheme will provide improved bus journey times, better public transport connectivity, and improved active travel infrastructure.
It comprises of:
• an 850 space Park and Ride at Eynsham with dedicated access junction;
• enhanced bus services along the A40 corridor;
• a new eastbound bus lane (Eynsham to Wolvercote) and short sections of a westbound bus lane; and
• enhanced walking and cycling infrastructure in the form of a new 3-metre wide A40 cycle lane between Witney and Oxford.
The £35m investment confirmed this week comes in addition to the over £100m of Government funding secured in 2019 following Robert's tireless campaign, which involved him presenting a petition to Parliament signed by thousands of local residents and leading a House of Commons debate on A40 congestion.
Enabling works will start shortly with the main works getting underway next year.
Speaking after the announcement, Robert said: "West Oxfordshire residents have suffered with congestion along the A40 for too long, so I'm delighted to receive final confirmation that we have secured a multi-million pound funding package from central government for A40 upgrades.
"This is all part of the largest investment in the A40 in a generation, which will deliver significant improvements for local residents."