TRAFFIC is flowing better in Oxford’s Botley Road after months of gasworks were completed.

Disruptive roadworks near Osney Bridge were launched in July by gas company SGN and have caused significant delays as motorists faced temporary lights enforcing single-lane traffic.

One of the worst hold-ups was at the roundabout at Frideswide Square as traffic in Becket Street turning left was delayed by the lights.

But SGN said today the work has now been completed.

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Spokesman Waseem Hanif said: “Our work in Botley Road is now complete. No further work is scheduled.”

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Labour city and county councillor Susanna Pressel said earlier this month residents were fed up with the hold-ups and urged SGN to ‘work faster’.

She said the company had been instructed to work seven days a week between 7am and 5.30pm hours, whenever possible.

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But some residents said they noticed that workers ‘very often seem to finish work around lunchtime and they very rarely work at weekends’.

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One resident said: “I live on Mill Street so these works have been an utter nightmare for us since they began.”

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The county council is planning to spend £9m to improve the route.