Key route into Oxford to undergo major repairs starting in July

A main road into Oxford is to receive a £1.5m boost when Oxfordshire County Council carries out major resurfacing and repairs in July.

Cowley Road between the Plain Roundabout and Magdalen Road will be resurfaced, drainage and footway repaired and worn buff coloured surfacing replaced. The road will also be strengthened at bus stops.

Work will begin on Monday 8 July 2019 and is expected to last up to 12 weeks.

Although there will be disruption during the work, it is hoped that the road will not need further maintenance for many years to come.

County Councillor Yvonne Constance, Cabinet member for Environment, said: “Cowley Road is an important route into Oxford City Centre and I am sure that anyone who travels that way will be pleased with the end result.

“We are spending more than ever on road repairs and have pledged an extra £13m for road maintenance this financial year on top of our existing £18.5m programme of work – this follows last year’s additional £12m.

Thornhill resurfacing coordinated

From 22 July the county council will begin off-peak work to repair damaged drainage, install new kerbs and re-set sunken gulley covers, this will take two weeks.

Once complete resurfacing will be done overnight on the westbound side of the A40 from Thornhill Park and Ride to Ridgeway Road. This work is expected to last until 18 August.

Plan your journeys

The county council has designed the traffic management to minimise the impact on residents, businesses and all road users affected by the work.

Delays are likely and everyone is being asked to review their daily route, mode of transport and time of travel and where possible consider alternatives.

When work starts there will be temporary traffic lights in place after the morning peak.

More details on this and the next phases of traffic management can be found at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cowleyroad