Oxford Road, Banbury, evening roadworks begin

There’s a boost for people who use Oxford Road in Banbury thanks to an £830,000 resurfacing project due to start on 6 July.

The work will include resurfacing between the A361 Bloxham Road and Farmfield Road junctions, kerb and footway repairs and drainage improvements.

Work is expected to last up to eight weeks and, although there will be disruption during this period, it is hoped that the new surface will not need further structural maintenance for many years to come. 

Work being done overnight

The working hours will be 7pm – 5am with all traffic management removed during the day.

County Councillor Liam Walker, Cabinet member for Highway Operation and Delivery, said: “This is great news for Banbury and anyone who uses this road as there hasn’t been any structural maintenance on this stretch for many years.

“The county council’s investment will hopefully provide many years of good quality travel and is another example of how we are putting £32million into repairing and improving Oxfordshire’s roads this year.

The county council has designed the traffic management to minimise the impact on residents, businesses and all road users affected by these works., but I would also urge people to plan their journeys to take into account longer travel times.”

The temporary traffic management required to safely construct the road works include temporary traffic signals and road closures with signs up advising of alternative diversion routes.