A34 technology enhancements

Introduction of new technology on the A34 between the M4 at Chieveley and the M40 at Wendlebury.

Region:  South East
Start date:  2019/20
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

We are currently conducting a range of surveys to give us information about traffic volumes and the local environment. This information will help us explore different design options that would meet the aims we have for the scheme. We are beginning discussions with local authorities and technical stakeholders so we can take into account their views.

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Timeline

Date Event
2019/2020 Start of works

Why we need this scheme

We propose to introduce CCTV cameras and driver information systems at several locations along the A34 between the M4 and the M40. We will also be installing “vehicle detection loops”. These are loops in the road that use radar technology to detect when traffic is building or slowing down. They then activate electronic message signs accordingly. This area suffers from congestion and the scheme is needed to help us ease this, as well as to manage incidents more effectively.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:
  • ease congestion
  • improve safety
  • improve incident management

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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A34 northbound entry slip from the A4130 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:13 pm
Location : The A34 southbound between the A44 and the junction with the A423 north of Kennington. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 21 July 2020 to 06:00 on 23 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:30 pm
Location : The A34 northbound between the A423 north of Kennington and the junction with the A420 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 September 2020 to 5 September 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 7 September 2020 to 06:00 on 8 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The A34 southbound between the A44 and the junction with the A423 north of Kennington. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 16 August 2020 to 23 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The A34 southbound exit slip to the A420 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 16 August 2020 to 23 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am

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