Two multi-million-pound road schemes are expected to be signed off by the county council on Thursday this week. 

If agreed, funding totalling nearly £10million, will be released for the Benson Relief Road and part of the Wantage Eastern Link Road.

The proposals have been recommended for approval by councillor Duncan Enright, Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for travel and development strategy.

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The Benson Relief Road will provide an alternative route from the A4074 and B4009 to the north of Benson village, particularly for HGVs.

It will give the new housing developments to the north of Benson direct access to the A4074.

The funding expected to be released on Thursday for the project totals £5.2million.

The plans were approved back in January last year, but construction is timetabled to start in the coming months.

The Wantage Eastern Link Road is now being built between Grove and Wantage.

A total of £4.5million is expected to be earmarked to build a 1100m section of the scheme which will link up the two sections that have already been constructed.

The new road will run between the A417, east of Wantage and the A338, north of Wantage.

It will also provide the ‘Crab Hill’ Kingsgrove housing development with direct access onto both the A338 and A417.

This section of the works is expected to be delivered between this autumn and summer next year.