Major roadworks on A420 complete one week early

Oxfordshire County Council started work on its £3.5million roadworks project on 23 July and, since then, has worked hard to get the job done as quickly as possible.

County Councillor David Nimmo Smith, Cabinet member for transport, said: “This is excellent news and I am sure that local people and the travelling public who use the A420 will be delighted.  The A420 was in desperate need of significant repair and I am pleased we managed to complete the work before the schools returned and Network Rail close the A417 for their electrification work.

"We will continue to work closely with Network Rail to mitigate the impact of their wors on local communities and the traveling public.

“It is not always possible to do things ahead of schedule, but our engineers and contractors always try their best to work quickly and safely.

“As well as celebrating the early finish I would like to thank the local people and road users who have been very patient during such a major job.”