Queen Street repairs mean bus service changes

Contractors working for Westgate Oxford will be repairing one of Oxford’s main shopping streets from 21st September, meaning diversions for some buses for up to six weeks.

Oxfordshire County Council requires contractors for the Westgate Centre to repair surfacing in Queen Street after routine inspections found that improvements would have to be made. The work is to be completed ahead of the Christmas shopping season.

The county council has been working closely with the bus companies ahead of the work so that they can coordinate their services and keep passengers up to date.

There is no cost to the council taxpayer for the repairs as they are the responsibility of contractors Laing O’Rourke on behalf of Westgate Oxford.

The work means that contractors will be carrying out the work from Monday 21st September. The changes mean that buses will follow alternative routes; please check operator advice on how this may affect your journey.

Access along Queen Street will remain for pedestrians. Cyclists will still be allowed to use Queen Street between 6pm and 10am and the trial for cargo bike access will remain.

Work on the area in Queen Street was last undertaken when the Westgate Centre was reopened in September 2017. The completed work will mean the street is ready in good time ahead of the Christmas shopping weeks.