Witney street to close so resurfacing work can be carried out

Street to close so resurface work can be carried out

Street to close so resurface work can be carried out

First published in News
Last updated

  A TOWN centre street in Witney is to be closed to traffic for several days over the next fortnight, during a £220,000 resurfacing project.

Parts of Corn Street will be closed from Monday, August 18, until August 28, with diversions in place via Welch Way and High Street.

It follows complaints by a resident last month that Oxfordshire County Council was wasting money by repairing potholes in the road just five weeks before the resurfacing work.

The road will be closed between Butchers Court and Holloway Road from Monday until next Wednesday, with car parking available west of Butchers Court.

It will be reopened from Thursday, August 21, to Bank Holiday Monday, August 25. The second phase will then begin and it will be closed again between Holloway Road and Marlborough Lane from Tuesday, August 26, until Thursday, August 28.

Limited parking will be available on Corn Street between Holloway Road and Butchers Court.

The council will also temporarily lift parking restrictions between Butchers Court and the bus depot in Corn Street.

Corn Street resident Olive Minett, 77, last month spotted workmen patching up the road despite asking the council to fix potholes in December when she fractured her thumb tripping in one.

The county council’s cabinet member for transport, David Nimmo Smith, said: “I am pleased that the council is investing in making this stretch of road better for all road users.

“The work will inevitably cause some disruption, and we have been in contact with councillors, businesses and residents to give them information on how to work around the restrictions.”

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

    Send your Letter to the Editor

    11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

    What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.

Our top stories

Tributes paid to man found stabbed to death on Abingdon riverbank

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN was last night being held in custody on suspicion of murder after a man was found fatally stabbed in Abingdon.

UPDATE: Woman, 40, appears in court charged with murder after a man was stabbed in Abingdon

Oxford Mail:

10:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN has appeared in court charged with murder after a man was stabbed in Abingdon on Sunday night.

Pensioner dies in hospital after motorbike crash

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:39pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A 74-year-old  man who was injured when his motorcycle collided with a car last month has died in hospital.

Robber sent to prison for part in £11,000 Park End Street attack

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A ROBBER who beat a man up as a distraction while his accomplice stole £11,000 from his victim’s wife has been jailed.

Let Oxford expand beyond its boundaries says housing crisis report

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

7:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

OXFORD is an example of a city which should be allowed to grow beyond its boundaries, according to a national report.

Drop former English Defence League leader as speaker, Oxford Union urged

Oxford Mail: The Oxford Union

6:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

NEARLY 200 Oxford academics, students, councillors and trade union leaders have signed an open letter calling for the Oxford Union to cancel an invitation to the former leader of the English Defence League to speak.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree