B4044 to be resurfaced from 28 July

More than £540,000 is to be spent on resurfacing the road, drainage improvements and kerbing.  The work is expected to last for four weeks with plans in place to manage traffic as efficiently as possible.

County Councillor David Nimmo Smith, Cabinet member for transport, said: “This is good news for the travelling public as the county council is spending more than half a million pounds on improving the condition of the road.

“Taking action now means that more disruptive work is not needed in the future. However there will delays during the work, I am sure that drivers will appreciate that we have chosen the quietest time to do it and that the long term benefits will be worth it.”

Traffic Management

To keep traffic disruption to a minimum, the work will be undertaken in phases:

 Phase 1: Monday 28 July to Friday 1 August – temporary two-way traffic signals will be in operation from 9.30am to 8.00pm while kerbing work is done

• Phase 2: Monday 4 August to Friday 15 August – full road closure will be in operation from 9.30am to 8.00pm, Monday to Friday, during the resurfacing work. The B4044 Eynsham Road will be closed between the A420 slip road and the Cumnor Road mini roundabout and a signed diversion route will be in operation.

• Phase 3: From Monday 18 August for up to one week – the road closure will remain in place following the surfacing works to enable white lines and verges to be reinstated and the drainage improvement work to be completed.

During the road closure, staff will be positioned at either end of the site to redirect traffic and pedestrians.

Every effort will be made to accommodate essential access to properties and businesses adjacent to the works area and residents and businesses have been contacted to explain the arrangements.

Public transport

The work will affect the S1 and 11 bus services. From 4 August Stagecoach will divert the S1 and 11 services via Cumnor Rd, Farmoor to Cumnor and then Cumnor Hill to Botley in both directions.

Buses will not be able to serve Oaken Holt Stop between 9:30 and 20:00 Monday to Friday for the duration of the work but Oxfordshire County Council is planning to run a service between Botley Parade and Oaken Holt.

A Stagecoach shuttle bus will operate from Elms Parade to Eynsham Rd then A420 back to Elms Parade for Dean Court Passengers. Stagecoach will work to ensure a reliable bus service throughout the period of disruption.