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A34/Winchester - Oxford

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From:  Winchester
To:  Oxford
Route outline (key)
Arrownorth.jpg North Oxford - Solihull (defunct)
A34 Winchester - Wendlebury
South Arrowsouth.jpg Winchester
This article is about the southern section of the A34, between Winchester and Oxford.
For rest of the road, see A34
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Between Winchester and Wendlebury, the A34 is a fast two-lane dual carriageway, collecting traffic from the ports and cities on the south coast from the M3 and amongst other roads, meeting the A303, M4, A40 and M40, which takes traffic to the Midlands. It is entirely trunk route.

Route

The Chieveley underpass
Main Article: A34/Winchester - Oxford/route

From its start at Winchester, the A34 serves Whitchurch, Newbury, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford and Kidlington, before ending just short of Bicester.

History

An abandoned section of the A34
Main Article: A34/Winchester - Oxford/history

Although most of this bit of the A34 was built as an offline upgrade, it generally takes the same route as it always has, the change being that all the towns along the route are now bypassed. Because of this, a clear “old route” can be traced in the shadow of today's A34.

Future

The section from the M4 to M40 forms part of the study area for the Oxford to Cambridge expressway - an interim report was published in August 2016.

Notable Locations

Newbury Bypass

The Newbury Bypass
Main Article: Newbury Bypass

The Newbury Bypass was one of the most notorious roads ever built, being the first major project after the completion of the equally controversial Twyford Down. Shortly before construction started protesters took over the proposed route of the bypass and began a long fight to try to stop the road being built.

Oxford Ring Road

The A34 near Botley
Main Article: Oxford Ring Road

As the A34 bypasses Oxford, it picks up the Oxford Ring Road and takes it round the western flank of the city. It is here where the A34 passes through its only urban area at Hinksey.

Wolvercote Viaduct

Underneath the Wolvercote Viaduct
Main Article: Wolvercote Viaduct

The Wolvercote Viaduct is a 1960s viaduct just south of the Peartree Interchange, and it is currently being replaced by a similar structure as part of a five-year roadworks project.

Opening Dates

Please note that not all opening dates are known so some are missing or are a little vague in places.

Month Year Section Notes
August 2004 Chieveley Interchange Dual carriageway underpass
November 1998 Newbury Bypass Dual carriageway bypass
1990 Hampton Poyle - Wendlebury Dual carrageway, former single carrageway A43/A421
1990 Kidlington Bypass Dual carriageway bypass
1980s East Ilsley - Chilton Dual carriageway realignment
1985 Sutton Scotney Bypass Dual carriageway bypass and realignment
1980 Chieveley Bypass Dual carriageway bypass
1970s Chilton - Abingdon Dual carriageway realignment
1970s Bullington - Newbury Dual carriageway realignment, with a single carriageway bypass of Whitchurch
1978 Abingdon - Oxford Dual carriageway bypass
1960s Ilsley Bypass Dual carriageway bypass
1969 Winchester Bypass Dual carriageway bypass connecting it to the A33 Winchester Bypass
1962 Oxford Western Bypass Dual carriageway bypass


Links

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A34
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Andover Road Interchange • Aston Roundabout • Bath Road Junction • Beecroft Island • Beedon Interchange • Blackfriars Roundabout • Bollin Valley Roundabout • Botley Interchange • Bullington Cross • Camp Hill Circus • Chieveley Interchange • Chilton Junction • Churchbridge • Creswell Interchange • Darlaston Inn Roundabout • Donnington Interchange • East Ilsley Interchange • Gillbent Interchange • Great Barr Interchange • Grosvenor Roundabout • Hanford Interchange • Hinksey Hill Interchange • Islip Interchange • Kidlington Junction • Kings Worthy Interchange • Kingsway Interchange • Knutton Lane Roundabout • Lancaster Circus • Litchfield Interchange • Lodge Hill Interchange • M64 (Trentham - Long Whatton) J8 • Marcham Road Interchange • Milehouse Roundabout • Milton Interchange (Didcot) • Monks Heath Crossroads • Monkspath Interchange • New Town Row • Peartree Interchange • Pottal Pool • Queen's Square (Cannock) • Red Bull Crossroads • Robin Hood Roundabout (Newbury) • Sackville Street Junction • South Hinksey Junction • Talke Interchange • The Bell (Bloxwich) • The Scott Arms • Thorngrove Roundabout • Three Maids Hill • Tot Hill • Tufton Interchange • Weeping Cross Roundabout (Stafford) • Wendlebury Interchange • West Ilsley Interchange • Weston-on-the-Green Junction • Whitehall Bridge Roundabout • Winnall Interchange • Wolstanton Roundabout • Wolvercote Roundabout
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