#activetravel improvement work planned for two Oxford locations

Two pieces of work designed to boost #activetravel opportunities in Oxford will be carried out from 3 August.

Magdalen Bridge

The county council will be working from The Plain to outside Magdalen Tower, a stretch of just under 200m, overnight on the 3rd and 4th of August from 7.00pm to 5.30am with temporary traffic lights in place to manage traffic.

The main purpose of this scheme is to provide cyclists with more space, as this stretch of road has significant cycle movements over it. This will be done by widening the existing cycle lane and installing cycle symbols.

The work will consist of removing the existing markings on the first night, then installing the new markings on the second night, however this progress is subject to the weather.

Abingdon Road

We will also be carrying out improvement work from the Old Abingdon Road junction to the Folly Bridge – a distance of around 1700m.

This scheme aims to highlight cycling along the Abingdon Road by installing a cycle lane on both sides of the road where possible and installing cycle symbols at points where this is not.

The work here is planned for the 5th to the 12th of August under a road closure during the hours of 7pm and 5.30am. During the work, access will be maintained where possible for residents, if you do require access to your property the traffic management contractor crew will be present on site to assist.

A signed diversion route will be put in place taking people via St. Aldate’s (A420) – High Street (A420) – Magdalen Bridge – The Plain – Iffley Road (A4158) – Donnington Bridge Road (B4495) – Weirs Lane (B4495) and vice-versa.

The work consists of removing most of the exiting markings and re-marking the road in line with the above. There will also be a small section of resurfacing to allow for a widened cycle approach to the outbound junction at Weirs Lane and an extended advanced cycle stop line.