Oxfordshire County Council has confirmed that groundwork investigations at the new Eynsham park and ride site will begin on Monday 11 October and run for approximately six weeks.
These investigations are part of the preliminary process and will inform the design development, as well as the future work on the site. The County Council has assured us that this activity should cause only minimal disruption, as much of the work will take place on a secluded site. Any work that infringes on the adjacent highway – and requires temporary traffic management – will happen overnight, avoiding peak hours.
The 850-space Eynsham park and ride will be located on the eastbound side of the A40, with a new junction being built to allow for easy access from both sides of the carriageway. It is hoped that the new facility will reduce congestion on the A40 while providing reliable and regular transport options into Oxford city, building on existing bus services from Eynsham, Witney and Carterton.
According to the current timetable supplied by the County Council, construction will start on the site in early 2022 and should be completed by late summer 2024. You can read more on the rationale for a new park and ride and view the detailed plans on the Oxfordshire County council website, with more regular updates being shared on social media.
We will keep you informed whenever we hear more.