Improvement works at Park End Street start on 14 September

Park End Street will receive a new surface, an improved drainage system and repaired kerbs as part of a fourteen week programme that will also see repairs to water damage on Pacey’s Bridge.

The work has been timed to coincide with the latest phase of the Frideswide Square improvements so that the traffic management currently in place can be used, minimising overall disruption.

Businesses on Park End Street will be open and accessible throughout the work although traffic will follow a signed one-way system. Pedestrian routes through the work and to all frontages will be maintained at all times, with temporary crossing points provided where necessary.

Westbound bus services on Park End Street (towards the rail station and Botley Road) will be diverted via Hythe Bridge Street including the temporary relocation of the bus stops. Eastbound services will continue to use and stop on Park End Street, apart from later phase of the works where the bus stop will be relocated to the Square.

County Councillor David Nimmo Smith, Cabinet member for transport, said: “The work we will be doing on Park End Street has been needed for some time and by combining it with the major improvements we are making to Frideswide Square, we can minimise disruption.

“The road surface is being upgraded and problems with the drainage system will also be sorted out. The end result will be a road and bridge that hopefully won’t need attention for some years

“All the businesses will be open and accessible as usual and I would urge anyone who has not been to the area for some time to go down and take a look at how Frideswide Square is taking shape.”

Work will be taking place between 7.30 and 5pm Monday to Friday and between 7.30am and 1pm on Saturdays. Some night work may need to take place in order to resurface the roads and these will be advised in advance.

For more information on roadworks and journey planning visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/travelchoices