Work completed ahead of schedule on A420 at Shrivenham

The county council’s Cabinet member for transport, County Councillor David Nimmo Smith, paid a visit to the road to see the finished work for himself.

He 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.

“The quality of the road looks really good and I heard from the engineers about the size of the task that they faced.

“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.”