ROADWORKS which had been expected to cause serious disruption to commuters in Oxford have been now been postponed for a number of weeks.

Marston Ferry Road had been scheduled to be closed in both directions all this week to allow for resurfacing works.

However, the scheme has been delayed and is now expected to be carried out in the autumn. 

The closure, would have seen a large stretch of the busy road closed from Oxford Road to A4165 Banbury Road.

The micro-asphalt surfacing will be carried out by Skanska on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council.

The county council's online roadworks information page however still incorrectly lists the road as closed.

Meanwhile commuters can expect delays at the Heyford Hill roundabout with lane closures in both directions of the A4074 expected to be in place until Friday.

The closures are to allow Oxfordshire County Council to carry out surfacing works.

The roadworks had seen the road closed completely on Saturday causing traffic chaos in the nearby Sainsbury's carpark.

Some shoppers were stuck for hours due to the gridlock with Thames Valley Police eventually stepping in to re-open the road to alleviate the situation.

Angry motorists took to twitter to complain about the situation with some shoppers trapped in the car park for more than two hours.

For more information on current and planned road works visit the council website at