Walton Street has reopened

Vehicle access has been restored through the Walton Street junction with Beaumont Street in Oxford with the end of an experimental traffic order and the removal of the roadblock.

A recommendation by council officers was approved at a meeting on 29 April, which means that the barrier that has kept Walton Street closed since 2019 will be removed and reopened to all vehicles in both directions. The closure in 2019 followed a period of maintenance work on the road.

Other localised traffic management measures implemented to complement the closure of Walton Street will also be removed including at the St Bernard’s Road junction.

The announcement also follows the completion of a short period of work by Thames Water and SSE at the same location as the roadblock.