INITIAL work began yesterday on the redevelopment of Frideswide Square.
Workers from Oxfordshire County Council have now removed all parking bays from Becket Street and painted double yellow lines.
More minor alterations to Becket Street and Osney Lane will be made over the course of the next seven days, before work starts next week on widening the junction of Becket Street and Botley Road.
The county council said that work will be carried out off-peak and overnight before the redevelopment of the square itself starts in February.
Council leader Ian Hudspeth donned a hi-viz vest to go and inspect the start of work today.
He said: “Towards the end of the week people will see work being done here. They key to this is preparation.
“People say this work is long overdue and it should improve traffic flow around the junction.”
- 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.
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
7:10am Thursday 18th December 2014
SENIOR councillors have approved budget proposals for next year, which include building 485 new council houses to help ease the city’s housing crisis.
7:00am Thursday 18th December 2014
NEIGHBOURS near Bicester Village are not convinced parking bans and marshalls will prevent the usual Boxing Day traffic chaos.
6:30am Thursday 18th December 2014
RESIDENTS were “flabbergasted” after councillors refused to answer questions at a meeting about topics such as Botley’s West Way redevelopment.
6:23pm Wednesday 17th December 2014
The A34 southbound is partially blocked after a multi-vehicle crash.
3:24pm Wednesday 17th December 2014
THE number of people on the dole in Oxfordshire continued to fall in November, new figures out today show.
6:00am Tuesday 9th December 2014
December is Advent Calendar time and we have a special new interactive graphic for you each and every day until Christmas Eve. I've chosen the best 24 pictures of 2014 and I'll be unveiling one a day - so what is behind's today's door?