Update: Major delays through Oxford city centre due to Botley Road roadworks

Oxford Mail: Temporary traffic lights switched on as roadworks begin in Botley Road Temporary traffic lights switched on as roadworks begin in Botley Road

TEMPORARY traffic lights are now in operation in Botley Road for 10 days of sewer repairs.

The sewer repair work involves temporary three-way traffic lights at the junction with Abbey Road and are expected to last to next Friday .

Oxford Bus Company has warned there will be "severe delays" to its 4/400/U1 services during peak hours as a result.

Stagecoach has said its buses in the area are running between 15 and 25 minutes late. 

Traffic is currently backed all the way along Botley Road, Oxpens Road and Beaumont St. 

And queues are being reported through the station area to St Giles and on Abingdon Road. 

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2:53pm Tue 8 Jul 14

mytaxes says...

Chaos! They should have carried out the work overnight .
Chaos! They should have carried out the work overnight . mytaxes
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3:58pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Holly26 says...

And they've put the traffic lights in the cycle lane!
And they've put the traffic lights in the cycle lane! Holly26
  • Score: 0

4:14pm Tue 8 Jul 14

The New Private Eye says...

Why 3 way lights? Nothing comes out of Abbey Road.
Why 3 way lights? Nothing comes out of Abbey Road. The New Private Eye
  • Score: 1

4:35pm Tue 8 Jul 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

Holly26 wrote:
And they've put the traffic lights in the cycle lane!
Good idea, maybe cyclists will see what traffic lights are!
[quote][p][bold]Holly26[/bold] wrote: And they've put the traffic lights in the cycle lane![/p][/quote]Good idea, maybe cyclists will see what traffic lights are! HomerSimpsonDoh
  • Score: 1

5:47pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Cluck79 says...

It is mental out there, both Woodstock and Banbury Road are chocca!!!
It is mental out there, both Woodstock and Banbury Road are chocca!!! Cluck79
  • Score: 1
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