ABINGDON MICHAELMAS FAIR AND ABINGDON RUNAWAY FAIR) (SPECIAL EVENT) ORDER 2019Notice ID: MF0512781
OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
(ABINGDON MICHAELMAS FAIR AND ABINGDON RUNAWAY FAIR) (SPECIAL EVENT) ORDER 2019 NOTICE is hereby given that on the 23 September 2019 Oxfordshire County Council proposes to make the above order under Section 16A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. This order promoted by Abingdon Town Council is being introduced to facilitate the holding of the annual Abingdon (A) Michaelmas Fair and(B) Runaway Fair which are promoted by Abingdon Town Council and the County Council is satisfied that it is appropriate for the events to take place on public roads. The effect of the Michaelmas Fair Order is that restrictions will be in place from 8.00am on Sunday 6th October to 9am on Wednesday 9th October 2019 as follows
1. Prohibit vehicles from using the following lengths of road: Market Place, High Street and The Square - from the junction with Stert Street/Bridge Street to its junction with Ock Street. Ock Street - from The Square to Drayton Road/Spring Road between 1200 & 2400hrs daily (except for marked Royal Mail vehicles). Access permitted between 24:00hrsand 12:00hrs. Stratton Way - from its junction with Ock Street to its junction with Bath Street 12:00 to 2400hrs daily Access permitted between 24:00 hrs and 12:00 hrs.
West St. Helen Street - from its junction with High Street to its junction with Lombard Street.
2. Prohibit waiting in:
Bostock Road - both sides, between Mullard Way and Victoria Road
Edward Street - north side, between Victoria Road and Spring Road
Mullard Way - both sides, for its whole length Victoria Road - west side, from a point 40 metres north of its junction with Ock Street to its junction with Exbourne Road Spring Road - west side, between its junctions with A415 Marcham Road and Faringdon Road.
3. (i) Impose one-way traffic in Lombard Street in the direction west to east for the Michaelmas Event; and (ii) ** reverse the one-way traffic flow (vehicles under 7.5t) across St. Helens Wharf Bridge to become east to west, except for cycles which will be permitted to pass in either direction.
4. Temporarily suspend No Right Turn so as to allow traffic to turn from Stratton Way into Bath Street, to assist the diversionary route.
B) The effect of the Runaway Fair Order which will be in place from 8.00am on Sunday 13 October, to 9am on Tuesday 15 October is:
(a) to prohibit vehicles from Market Place and High Street, Abingdon, between the junctions with Stert Street and West St. Helen Street;
(b) as A) 3. above
For both events, a temporary prohibition of vehicles exceeding 7.5 tonnes (excluding Public Service Vehicles) will operate when entering Abingdon via the A415 Abingdon Bridge northwards; also southwards at the Oxford Road roundabout; southwards at the Wootton Road roundabout, and westwards along the Radley Road from the Audlett Drive roundabout. The alternative route for southbound traffic will be via Wootton Road, Faringdon Road, Spring Road and Drayton Road/ Marcham Road. For north and westbound traffic it will be via East St Helen Street, **St. Helens Wharf, Caldecott Road, Drayton Road, Marcham Road and Colwell Drive. There will be an alternative through route for light traffic (not exceeding 7.5t maximum gross weight) to south Abingdon via Bridge Street, East St. Helen Street, ** St. Helens Wharf Bridge, Caldecott Road, Preston Road, Drayton Road and Marcham Road.
Exemptions are included for emergency services and for emergency works to services (highways drainage water sewerage gas electricity communications) in and adjoining the closed lengths of roads.
**The Oxfordshire County Council (St Helens Wharf Bridge, Abingdon) (One-Way Traffic) Order 1979 will be temporarily suspended.
Documents including copies of this notice, the proposed Order, a Statement of Reasons for the proposed order and maps showing the roads affected and alternative routes are available for public inspection at County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND from 9.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and at Abingdon Library, The Charter, Abingdon from 9.00am to 7.00pm Monday to Wednesday and Friday, from 9.00am to 1.00pm on Thursday and from 9.00am to 4.30pm on Saturday. (Ref. MDS) Traffic Regulations Team for the Director for Community Operations, County Hall, Oxford, OX11ND. Tel 0345 3101111.