A KEY route into Blackbird Leys will be shut for roadworks from the end of next week.

Blackbird Leys Road will be shut to motorists between November 4 and 8 for Oxfordshire County Council planned works.

The closure will be in force 24 hours a day and stretches from the Eastern Bypass to Balfour Road.

The road will also not be accessible from Sandy Lane West.

A diversion will be in place via Cuddesdon Way and Watlington/Garsington Road.

Motorists are warned to expect disruption during the closure.