Latest news on the Oxford Riverside Route Towpath Improvements work

Work is going well on the Riverside Routes towpath improvement project – a scheme to provide off – road quieter cycle routes as an alternative to the main road network through Oxford centre.

The project aims to enhance off road pedestrian and cycle links between residential areas and Oxford city centre.

The improvements will help to connect existing and planned future major city centre sites including Westgate, Oxpens and Osney Mead with some of the city’s largest residential areas via an attractive sustainable travel route.

The towpath improvement work aims to improve the surface quality and provide a three-metre-wide, where possible, shared use path along key sections of the towpath including Willow Walk. Problems that prevent more cycling and walking will be overcome by providing improved and largely traffic-free connections to Oxford city centre.

Diversions in place for next phase of work

The team started clearing vegetation on the latest phase, from the A423 Eastern Bypass overbridge to Hinksey Stream, last week. This is being followed by the main work which will last for seven weeks up to 30 November 2018.

The normal working hours will be 7.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday subject to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances arising during construction.

There will be towpath closures in place while the work is done and signs will be in place to guide people.

You can find out more about the improvement project, and see a map of the diversions here.