TEMPORARY traffic lights installed outside Aldi in Didcot have been causing traffic ‘chaos’ in the town.

Thames Water have been carrying out the work on the B4016 Broadway in Didcot since Tuesday (December 6) causing delays on Hitchcock Way, Broadway, Jubilee Way and Hadden Hill.

Councillor Ian Snowdon, for Didcot West, said: “The Aldi traffic lights are to change a fire hydrant, works like this shouldn’t happen between December 4 and January 1 as there is a festive block on non-essential road works.

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“I’m furious that the same company have been allowed to carry out works on the same piece of highway a week apart.

“Thames Water have said they ‘understand the frustration at the proximity of these two jobs being carried out independently’ but this is no help to residents of Didcot being forced to sit in more traffic.

“The south highways team at Oxfordshire County Council has at best been 60 per cent staffed in the past 18 months, while the Oxford City highways team has remained fully staffed.

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“I’ve raised this at full council, but the administration are so Oxford centric and appear to care so little of the residents of Didcot that the cabinet member for highways won’t even reply to my emails highlighting the delays to highway safety and devastating effect Didcot residents are facing because of the failure of his administration.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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