Roadworks cause jams in city centre

Oxford High Street

Oxford High Street

First published in News

Commuters faced delays on Thursday and yesterday after roadworks closed one lane of High Street in Oxford.

Work carried out by Thames Water outside Magdalen College caused buses to terminate early and long tailbacks in both directions. Traffic also backed up on Longwall Street.

Maria Pataridou, of Hardys Original Sweet Shop, inHigh Street, said: “It’s such a bad time to do it. It’s July and we have lots of customers coming in and it’s hard for them to cross the road.”

The work was due to finish last night.

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9:25am Sat 26 Jul 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

This could have been carried out during the night, but the College would not allow it in case it disturbed the posh kids sleep. Even though none of them are there!
This could have been carried out during the night, but the College would not allow it in case it disturbed the posh kids sleep. Even though none of them are there! HomerSimpsonDoh
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11:03am Sat 26 Jul 14

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

Whichever idiot (or idiots) at the council gave permission for so many roadworks to be carried out at the same time in Oxford should be sacked for being a complete pillock. Or do they do it for a laugh ?
Whichever idiot (or idiots) at the council gave permission for so many roadworks to be carried out at the same time in Oxford should be sacked for being a complete pillock. Or do they do it for a laugh ? Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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