Highway update

A34 Chilton to Milton Drainage Maintenance Scheme

The Highways Agency will be carrying out essential maintenance works to the drainage system along the A34 between the A4130 Milton Interchange and A4185 Chilton Junction. This scheme aims to reduce the risk of future flooding and supports Oxfordshire County Councils proposed improvement schemes at Chilton and Milton.

Work is scheduled to start in early-December 2014 and is expected to be completed by the end of May 2015*.

Traffic Management

For the safety of the workforce and our customers, 24 hour narrow lane running with a temporary 50mph speed limit will be in place for the duration of the scheme.

There will also be occasional full overnight closures of the A34 between the two junctions with traffic diverted via the A4185 Reading Road/A4130 Abingdon Road – this route is 4.5 miles and the expected journey time will be a minimum of 10 minutes. Confirmation of the closure dates will be displayed in advance on black and yellow signs along the A34.

Scheme Webpage: www.highways.gov.uk/a34didcotdrainage

For up-to-date information on the scheme and traffic management arrangements please visit the dedicated scheme webpage, where you can also subscribe to receive free update alerts

Getting in Touch

Should you require any further information regarding this scheme, please contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 or email them at ha_info@highways.gsi.gov.uk (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

I would like to apologise in advance for any disturbance or inconvenience caused by the works and would emphasise that the Highways Agency and its contractors work to strict procedures to ensure minimal noise at night.

*Please be aware that these works have been carefully programmed but are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Kathryn Blofield

Communications Coordinator, EM Highway Services Ltd

On behalf of the Highways Agency