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Wallingford Bypass

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Wallingford Bypass
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County
Berkshire • Oxfordshire
Scheme Type
Bypass
Opening Date
1987 and 1993
On road(s)
A4130, A4074
[[Category:A4130, A4074]]

The Wallingford Bypass is a single-carriageway road, avoiding the town of Wallingford and Crowmarsh Gifford, in Berkshire and Oxfordshire respectively. The road, which comprises of the A4130 and the A4074, forms a partial "ring road" to avoid the narrow streets in Wallingford's Town Centre.

Wallingford & Cholsey Railway

The Wallingford & Cholsey Railway (A Great Western Railway branchline) intersects the A4130 with a Single Track Level crossing between the Hithercroft and Winterbrook roundabouts.


History

Eastern section

The 2 mile Crowmarsh Bypass from Benson Lane to Mongewell Roundabout was officially opened on 3 March 1987 by Michael Heseltine, MP for Henley. It was due to open to traffic later in the week. Contractor was Associated Asphalt from Henley, contract price £1.3 million. The A423 section north of Crowmarsh Roundabout was later renumbered A4074.

Southern section

Slade End Roundabout to the eastern bypass at Mongewell Roundabout, including the new Thames Bridge, was opened on 29 July 1993 by John Jones, Chairman of Oxford County Council, in a horse drawn omnibus. Cost £5 million.





Wallingford Bypass
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Wallingford
 • Icknield Way  • Winterbrook Bridge  • Shillingford Roundabout  • Elm Bridge Roundabout  • Crowmarsh Roundabout  • Mongewell Roundabout  • Winterbrook Roundabouts  • Hithercroft Roundabout  • Slade End Roundabout (Wallingford)  • A42 (Reading - Birmingham)  • B4007 (Harcourt Hill - Harwell)  • B4008 (Crowmarsh Gifford - Benson)  • A4130  • A4074  • B479  • B4009  • B4013  • A423  • A329  • A415  • T42 (Britain)  • Wallingford  • Wallingford Bridge

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