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

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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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.


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

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The A34 southbound between the junctions with the A4183 south of Kennington and the A415 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 25 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 24, 2020, 7:00 pm
Location : The A34 northbound between the A423 north of Kennington and the junction with the A420 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 May 2020 to 31 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 10:02 am


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