Highway matters and road improvements information will be published below in date order they are received
4 July 2018 – Highways maintenance briefing document from Oxfordshire County Council
Attached is a briefing document, which is intended to explain the County Council’s approach to road maintenance, with some facts and figures to show progress as well as the scale of the challenge.
Hopefully the briefing answers some of the question you and residents may have, as we know this is a live issue in many areas.
Please feel free to circulate it. The County Council would welcome feedback on the content so we can improve the format when we they provide an update in the autumn.
14 February 2018 – Oxford Lane, Grove – Road closure due to new water mains connection
Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Road Closure – at Grove, Oxford Lane
A request has been received from Kier Clancy Docwra for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Oxford Lane, whilst essential new mains connection works are carried out.
A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 12 March 2018 for 5 weeks.
Notice of intention to make the Order will be published in the local press.
A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure and also the alternative route for traffic is below.
Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Andrew Collier on 07884 474125.
During the closure of the section of Oxford Road between Mayfield Avenue and Station Road the junction of Mayfield Avenue will be open for the duration of the closure and the following bus versions will be in place:
S8 Towards Wantage
Buses will use Station Road then turn right on to Main Street, left at Denchworth Road to resume the normal route. Serving all usual S8 stops with the exception of the stop at Oxford Lane/ Mayfield Avenue where we would advise customers to use Denchworth Road, stops on the roads used for the diversion will not be served.
S8 Towards Oxford
Buses will use Denchworth Road left onto Oxford Lane, right onto Mayfield Avenue, left onto Main Street and left onto Station Road then resume normal route. All normal S8 stops will be served however stops on the roads used for the diversion will not be served.
S9 Towards Wantage
Buses will use Station Road, turn right onto Main Street, right onto Mayfield Avenue, left onto Oxford Lane, then resume normal route .Serving all usual S9 stops with the exception of the stop at Oxford Lane/ Mayfield Avenue where we would advise customers to use stops on Main Street, stops on the roads used for the diversion will not be served.
S9 Towards Oxford
Buses will run normal route to Oxford Lane, right onto Mayfield Avenue, left onto Main Street and left onto Station Road then resume normal route. All normal S9 stops will be served however stops on the roads used for the diversion will not be served.
We are still assessing the feasibility of running the Oxford Tube coach journey as the coach is longer than our decker buses so we still have to complete a full route risk assessment.
26 July 2017 – Council welcomes funding boost for major improvements to A34 in Abingdon
An announcement of government funding of more than £9 million towards major improvements to the A34 in Abingdon has been welcomed by Vale of White Horse District Council.
Council Leader Matthew Barber said the funding, announced today by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid following a bid by Oxfordshire County Council, is a huge step forward in securing a much-awaited scheme to create two new south-facing slip roads at the Lodge Hill Interchange.
The scheme will receive up to £9.45 million over four years and improvement work will help to relieve congestion and provide vital infrastructure to support Abingdon and surrounding areas in the future.
Cllr Barber said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive news of the funding. Our Council has spent a great deal of time campaigning for this interchange, which is vital to supporting the future growth of Abingdon, as set out in our Local Plan, and economic growth in the wider Science Vale area, where up to 20,000 new jobs and 20,000 new homes will be created by 2031.
“We are keen to see the scheme get under way as quickly as possible and will be doing everything in our power to ensure this happens.”
Oxfordshire County Council, the highways authority, says it will work with the Highways England, which manages the A34, to deliver the scheme as soon as possible.
The interchange is expected to cost around £18 million. The district council will be seeking to secure further funding through legal agreements with developers of housing schemes.
See Oxfordshire County Council’s website for more information about the Lodge Hill Interchange.
13 July 2017 – CONSULTATION – Denchworth Road & Newlands Drive (Grove) Proposed Speed Limit, Prohibition of Driving & Traffic Calming
The proposed traffic schemes have been advertised in the Oxford Times today; Thursday 13th July 2017, and is also now available on the Councils consultation pages at the address below:
We are writing to seek your views on the proposals to; a) extend the 30mph speed limit on Denchworth Road leading southwards out of Grove, meeting the 30mph at the roundabout junction with Mably Way, b) remove 2 current sections of road from use by motor vehicles only at the northern end of Denchworth Road and at the westernmost end of Cane Lane (which are being made redundant due to a realignment of Denchworth Road and a new junction on Cane Lane) and, c) construct various traffic calming features on Newlands Drive, including: 6 (six) extended flat top road humps and 4 (four) pairs of speed cushions at intervals along its length. These proposals have been put forward in response to the development of land at Grove, adjacent to Denchworth Road. In light of this, please find the following consultation documents below:
As detailed on the notice, any objections or other representations on the proposal should be submitted by Friday 11th August 2017.