Kennington Road gets £830,000 surfacing investment

Another Oxford road is to undergo major repairs thanks to the recent £10m cash injection into highway maintenance in Oxfordshire.

A 1200m stretch of Kennington Road, from Upper Road to Bagley Wood Road, is to be resurfaced with work starting on 8 October and running for three weeks.

The £830,000 project will deal with the worn and potholed surface which is suffering from the effects of age and recent harsh winters.

Work will be carried out between 8pm and 6am with the road being reopened during the day to keep traffic flowing, although those who use the route should plan their journeys and allow extra time.

Paul Fermer, Oxfordshire County Council’s assistant director for infrastructure operations, said: “This is one of several roads that requires improvement and is impacting on people locally and further afield as it’s a highly used route.

“We have a network that is around 3,000 miles long and are making a mixture of repairs every day.

“So while there will be some disruption while the resurfacing is done that will be greatly outweighed by the road being back in good condition for all that use it.”

The extra £10m road-repair budget announced earlier this year has already resulted in £1.6m worth of surface dressing with around 33km of roads being treated. Work is also under way on a £700,000 batch of ‘micro-asphalt’ surfacing projects around the county.

Elsewhere the A40 Marston slip road is being resurfaced and routes further afield like Mill Lane and Tidmore Lane have also seen a share of the cash being used to carry out substantial repairs.