Council's initial response to the government's Oxford to Cambridge Corridor announcement

Released on September 12, 2018

This week the government announced that 'Corridor B' is its preferred option for the proposed Oxford Cambridge Expressway.

The government states that this route would see a road pass either to the north-west or south-east of Oxford then north to Bicester and beyond which would be designed to take up to 40 minutes off the journey between the A34 and the M1.

Cllr Jane Murphy, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “It’s important that progress is now being made on the Oxford to Cambridge Corridor. Our residents have been waiting for an update on this issue, which will have a significant impact on life in Oxfordshire. We are disappointed the announcement doesn’t bring the clarity or certainty our residents need about the route around Oxford. We are now calling on the government to confirm their intentions as soon as possible, and we stand by our position that the route to the west of the city is the best outcome for our residents.”

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