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

Temporary traffic lights switched on as roadworks begin in Botley Road

Temporary traffic lights switched on as roadworks begin in Botley Road

First published in News
Last updated

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. 

  • Our top stories:

Oxford United buoyed by Roberts news

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 26th November 2014

MICKEY Lewis backed James Roberts to come back stronger than ever after Oxford United were boosted by the news the striker’s hamstring injury was not serious.

Update: Person 'seriously injured' as crash closes A4183 near Abingdon

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

5:32pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A SERIOUS crash has closed Oxford Road, Abingdon, both ways near Lodge Hill A34 junction.

Missing teenager Tommy Lewis could be in Abingdon, Didcot, Wantage or Grove

Oxford Mail:

4:21pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A TEENAGER reported missing could be in Abingdon, Didcot, Wantage or Grove.

Faringdon baby who died in suspicious circumstances named as Jayden Saxton

Oxford Mail:

3:45pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

AN 11-week-old baby who died in suspicious circumstances last week has been named as Jayden Saxton.

Overturned lorry delays A420 traffic

Oxford Mail:

11:47am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A LORRY has turned on its side on a roundabout in Kingston Bagpuize, blocking traffic on the A420 and A415.

What's in our interactive front page to explore today?

Oxford Mail:

11:56am Wednesday 26th November 2014

Here's today's interactive front page - with links to all the featured stories but extra stories today...

Oxford train commuters delayed

Oxford Mail: oxford train station inside

9:10am Wednesday 26th November 2014

Trains going from London Paddington to Oxford were delayed yesterday by signalling problems at Ealing Broadway.

Bampton haulier in court on fly-tipping charge

Oxford Mail: Steve Radband

9:10am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A former Royal British Legion repatriation family liaison officer has appeared in court charged with fly tipping.

Westgate Shopping Centre's £400m expansion approved by city councillors

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

THE £400m overhaul of the Westgate Shopping Centre was given final approval last night, clearing the way for work to begin in the new year.

Police are called in over death of Connor Sparrowhawk

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

POLICE are investigating the death of teenager Connor Sparrowhawk, who died in the bath at a Headington NHS facility last year.

Rose Hill parents' 'little miracle' Jesse

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A YEAR ago Jesse Malone’s parents were not sure if he would survive after being born at just 24 weeks.

Wintertime staging in Charlbury for a Midsummer classic

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 26th November 2014

AN ENCHANTING summer comedy will leave audiences spellbound as it returns to the stage this week.

Three men are arrested after car crashes into traffic lights on Abingdon Road, Oxford

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 26th November 2014

DRIVERS in Oxford faced severe congestion in Abingdon Road yesterday after a suspected stolen car crashed into traffic lights during the early hours.

Comments (5)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

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
  • Score: 3

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

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