A40 Infrastructure Upgrade

Oxfordshire County Council

As part of the County’s Local Plan 2031 and ambitious Housing Growth Deal (HGD), the A40 corridor in Oxfordshire has been identified as requiring significant upgrade works.

The Council has embarked on a circa £180m programme of multi-modal transport improvement projects to roads, rail, bridges, cycling, park & ride routes, bus lanes and pedestrian walkways.

CPC is providing a team of experienced consultants to lead the programme of works. We have been working with the Council from the outset to build a robust programme, strong governance and effective control systems to manage the various workstreams. The schemes are funded by Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF2), the Local Government Fund (LGF) and private developers

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  • Strategic Advice
  • Project and Programme Management
  • Project Controls
  • Procurement
  • Cost Management
  • Commercial Management

As we celebrate decarbonising transport week (4-8 March 2024), we’ve highlighted the ways this project has already delivered carbon reduction:

  • Re-used topsoil: Estimated 7,000m3 re-used, saving approximately 825 lorry movements each way, equivalent to around 30 miles round trip.
  • Recycled aggregates: Utilised 17,000m3 of recycled aggregates, reducing 2,000 lorry movements with a reduced radius of approximately 15 miles round trip. Recycled aggregates were sourced from screen demolition activities around the Oxford area.
  • Recycled asphalt: Approximately 12,000t of recycled asphalt used, with 30-40% reclaimed from road planning activities, contributing to sustainability efforts.
  • Lower temperature surface course: Estimated use of 2,200t of lower temperature surface course, providing environmental savings for every tonne laid.
  • Toilet block construction: Modular construction reduced waste, with the frame utilising an ex-rental chassis, reducing the need for additional structural steelwork.

When complete in 2024, the construction works will improve and increase transport capacity, providing greater travel choice and encourage more use of buses, cycling and walking. It will also directly unlock 4,813 new homes for West Oxfordshire including 2,222 affordable homes.

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