Questions about future as Oxford to Cambridge Expressway 'paused'


Questions about future as Oxford to Cambridge Expressway 'paused'


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March 2020

‘PAUSING’ work on a major new road between Oxford and Cambridge has led to calls for the government to shift focus to railway links.

Work on the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway will be paused indefinitely, according to the government’s Roads Investment Strategy 2020-25.

The £3.5 billion road plan would have linked Oxford and Cambridge via a corridor including Milton Keynes.

This document was published yesterday following the chancellor’s budget announcement in which he promised £27 billion over five years for ‘strategic’ roads across the UK.

pausing further development of the scheme while we undertake further work on other potential road projects that could support the Government’s ambition for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.”

But others have called for the Department for Transport to pivot away from new roads and invest in a planned rail link between the two university cities.

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