Oxford-Cambridge expressway 'paused' for other roads work

Oxford-Cambridge expressway 'paused' for other roads work


March 2020

Oxford-Cambridge expressway 'paused' for other roads work

Work on the Oxford to Cambridge expressway has been "paused".

The Department for Transport and Highways England said they will "undertake further work on other potential road projects" between the two university cities instead.

They said that work would seek to reduce congestion in other areas between them.

Labour's Anneliese Dodds criticised the "woolly" announcement and said the government's intentions remain unclear.

The expressway has been a key plank of infrastructure plans since 2017.

At the time, the National Infrastructure Commission said the new road and the East-West Rail project had to "be built as quickly as possible to unlock land for new homes" in the area known as the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.

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