NEWS: The Herald August 10th, 2019


Still no date for Oxford-Cambridge expressway consultation

The Herald reports “IT REMAINS unclear when a long-awaited consultation into potential routes for the Oxford-Cambridge expressway will start or how long it will last.

The controversial road linking the prestigious university cities could cost as much as £7bn by the time it is finished in 2030.

Highways England said it had hoped to open the consultation in the autumn – but it has still yet to confirm any other details.”

You can read the full article here.

NEG group were invited to meet with Highways England at the end of July, where we discussed consultation processes. Highways England said that their project is on track but that consultation details cannot be confirmed until the new Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps MP has given the go ahead for the route options to be announced. Highways England also told us that the consultation processes is likely to be 10 weeks, but this is to be confirmed.

To find out more information on NEG’s meeting, read our 11th August Update.

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