Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has said that the A34 improvement plans announced by Highways England “don’t go far enough” to improve conditions on the road.
Her comments come after Highways England made it clear that some improvements to the A34, such as the installation of a hard shoulder, would not be given the go-ahead whilst the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway project remains on the cards.
Commenting after the announcement, Layla said:
“These improvements are welcome, but they don’t go far enough. There have been 3,412 casualties in five years on the A34. This is a very serious situation and residents have made it clear that they want these improvements to go ahead in full as soon as possible.
“But their hopes are being curbed due to the spectre of the Expressway, something that hasn’t yet seen any public consultation at all. It’s disappointing that vital safety measures have been undermined in this way.
“I will continue to put pressure on the Government to scrap the Expressway plans, and instead spend an adequate amount on safety improvements and infrastructure that gets people out of cars altogether.”