Northbound A34 Opening

29 September 2009

The £44million project to rebuild the Wolvercote Viaduct (a Costain project) on the A34 in Oxfordshire reached a new stage this month as traffic was allowed onto the new northbound carriageway for the first time.

Northbound traffic has been using the old southbound carriageway for the past six months while the Highways Agency (H.A) built the new section. Southbound traffic will continue to use a temporary carriageway while the old southbound structure is demolished and rebuilt.

Following the completion of the switchover, two narrow lanes are remaining in each direction with a 40mph speed restriction, enforced by average speed cameras. There will also be 24 hour CCTV monitoring and a free vehicle recovery service. The speed limit is for the protection of road users and roadworkers.