A34 technology enhancementsRecently updated

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 A4130 and the A4185 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2019 to 06:00 on 22 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am


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The A500 is closed in both directions between the A34 and Alsager Road due to a collision
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