Garford roads to see better surfaces soon

Oxfordshire County Council will begin work on substantial road repairs in the Garford area in the coming weeks.

The county council is investing around £375,500 in structural repairs to the carriageway, resurfacing, formalising passing bays, drainage improvements and replacing road markings.

The work will be done on sections of the un-named road at Garford, from the junction with the A338 to Garford and from Garford to Winters Lane.

Work is set to start on Thursday 10 August 2017 and is expected to last for 17 days, subject to any bad weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances during construction.

This is one of a number of maintenance projects funded thanks to a successful bid by the county council to the Department for Transport for the Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund, which resulted in a government grant of almost £13m.

Traffic management

To enable the work to be done safely, it will be done in phases.

  • Phase 1: Thursday 10 August to Wednesday 30 August – full road closure to enable structural repairs, carriageway resurfacing, and replacement of road markings to be carried out from the A338 junction to Garford.

  • Phase 2: Monday 21 August to Monday 4 September – full road closure to enable structural repairs, ditch maintenance and formalising of passing places to be carried out from Garford Village to Winters Lane

Signed diversion routes will be in place.