Following the Government's announcement that it will accept the National Infrastructure Commission's recommendation to create a new Oxford-to-Cambridge Expressway, Highways England have taken on the task of developing the project. Whilst there is a great deal of public consultation planned on the detailed route, a much bigger decision is set to be made first. This is to determine the "route corridor". In broad terms, for Oxfordshire that could mean does the road go North or South of Oxford. This will obviously have huge impact on the county's infrastructure and will determine which communities are directly affected (or indeed benefit) from the new road.
Therefore I have written to the Secretary of State for Transport calling for more public engagement on the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway before a decision is made on the route corridor.
The letter can be viewed by clicking the link below.