Oxford junction to get cycle and pedestrian improvements

Work to improve a key road junction for cyclists and pedestrians in Oxford starts on 10 February 2020.

Contractors working for Oxfordshire County Council will be refurbishing the junction of George Street, Worcester Street and Hythe Bridge Street – a £210,000 investment in the city’s transport network.

The team will be working on minor carriageway widening, traffic islands to separate the junction and installing new signals and new cable ducting.

The project is designed to help accommodate the increased pedestrian, cycle and public transport movements between the station and city centre, as a result of major development sites such as Westgate, Oxpens and Osney Mead.

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Late on Sunday 9 February 2020 - the day before main works start - the crew will set up all the traffic management needed for the work to done.

The traffic management has been designed to minimise the impact as far as possible but 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 such as park and ride.

County Councillor Liam Walker, Cabinet member for Highways Delivery and Operations, said: “This is the latest in a series of gradual improvements we have been making in this area.

“Major developments like the Westgate, Oxpens and Osney Mead mean that we have to have a plan to meet the increased demands this places on the transport network and I am confident that the £210,000 will be money well spent.”

The work is expected to last for up to seven weeks. For more information visit - https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/roads-and-transport/roadworks/major-current-roadworks/connections-oxford-station