£300,000 repairs planned for major Oxford route

Work to improve a heavily used stretch of road in Oxford is to begin shortly.

The Marston A40 eastbound slip road is to see £300,000 invested in resurfacing the 350m route which is in poor condition due to age and the effects of the past winter.

Extra £10m for road repairs this year

The work, which will see an area around 3230m2 resurfaced, is being paid for out of the recently announced extra £10m road-repair budget. This has already delivered £1.6m worth of surface dressing resulting in around 33km of roads being surfaced. Work is also under way with a £700,000 batch of ‘micro-asphalt’ surfacing projects around the county.

There will be some preparatory work done under a night-time closure on 28 September from 8pm to 6am and some vegetation clearance, which won’t need any road closures, during the week beginning 1 October. Signs advising motorists are out now on the approaches to the slip road.

Plan ahead to avoid delays

The resurfacing will be done between Monday 1 and Saturday 6 October. The work will only take place at night under a closure from 8pm to 6am each day.

It is expected that the resurfacing will cause disruption for people who usually use the route during this time, and people are being advised to plan their journeys and allow extra time. A diversion will be in place during the closure using either the Headington or Cutteslowe Roundabouts.