The cancellation of the proposed Oxford to Cambridge Expressway has been announced.
On Thursday 18th March 2021 the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, accounted the cancellation of the proposed Oxford to Cambridge Expressway after the project was found to be too costly. The announcement comes after ‘extensive analysis and local engagement‘.
The vast, motorway style road would have run across northern Buckinghamshire linking Oxford to Milton Keynes.
Buckinghamshire Council released a statement following the news of the cancellation in which it said: ‘We are delighted to hear the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway has been cancelled.‘
Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘This is great news for Buckinghamshire and its residents. The Expressway would have torn a large hole across some of the most beautiful countryside in the county with little benefit to local residents. What we need is investment in local roads, used by local people to ease congestion, not another mega project that will just bring environmental destruction.‘
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.