Work planned for the Vineyard in Abingdon

Oxfordshire County Council will be carrying out maintenance work on The Vineyard between The Motte and The Holt junctions from 20 September.

Contractors working for the council will be replacing damaged kerbs and ironwork, resurfacing of the existing carriageway and replacing road markings.

The work, which will cost around £200,000, is expected to last for eight nights, subject to any bad weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances during construction.

Traffic management

To allow the work to be carried out safely and keep traffic disruption to a minimum, the work will be done in the following phases:

  • Phase 1: Wednesday 20 September to Friday 22 September, 8pm to 6am – two-way temporary traffic signals to enable preparation work to be carried out, including kerb and ironwork replacement.
  • Phase 2: Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September, 8pm to 6am – full road closure to enable the resurfacing work to be carried out and replacement of road markings. A signed diversion route will be put in place, see enclosed plan for details.

The Vineyard will be fully reopened to traffic outside of these periods.

Staff will be at either end of the closure to direct traffic and pedestrians to ensure the safety of the public and workforce.

Public Transport

The work will impact bus services in the following way:

  • Phase 1: Normal bus service.
  • Phase 2:

Service No.31 will be diverted from Oxford Road onto Northcourt Road, Wootton Road, Bath Street, Stratton Way and vice versa.

Service No.35 will be diverted from Radley Way onto Audlett Drive on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 September.

Service No 35 will be diverted from Radley Way onto Oxford Road, Northcourt Road, Wootton Road, Bath Street, Stratton Way and vice versa on Wednesday 27, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 September.

Some bus stops on The Vineyard will need to be relocated during the work and temporary bus stop locations will be detailed at the stops themselves closer to the start of the works. The above bus services will operate as normal outside of our working hours.