HS2 construction work to bring misery for motorists

Computer-generated visuals of a high speed train

Computer-generated visuals of a high speed train

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Key roads in to Banbury could be swamped with an extra 6,000 vehicle journeys a month during the busiest periods of construction work on the controversial HS2 high speed rail link.

The most recent environmental statement produced by HS2 Limited for the first phase of the project, starting in 2017, highlights ‘major adverse effects’ on the M40 slip roads, the A422 Hennef Way, the A361 Williamscot Hill junction and the Hennef Way/Ermont Way junction.

The report states that should the project go ahead, changes in traffic flows will lead to a ‘significant increase in delay and congestion to vehicle users’ in locations between the M40 and the A423 Southam Road.


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