Traffic disruption will once again affect the Wolvercote area this weekend, as the closure of part of the A34 will start from Friday evening.

National Highways will be undertaking “essential concrete repairs” to the Wolvercote Viaduct, meaning the A34 southbound will be closed again this weekend between the Peartree and Botley Interchanges.

Last weekend, motorists experienced “traffic mayhem” when trying to pass through Wolvercote and Wytham.

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Parents in Wolvercote complained they could not pick up their children from organised weekend activities and residents told the Oxford Mail they were stuck in their homes due to the logjam.

The closure starts from 9pm this evening and will finish at 6am on Monday morning, May 22.

A fully signed diversion will be in place via Eastern Bypass Road, A40 and A44, between the Peartree and Hinksey Hill Interchanges.

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Andrew Gant, Oxfordshire county councillor and cabinet member for highway management, suggested lengthy queues last weekend were caused by motorists “not following the official diversion”.

He said: “The official diversion is meant to be via the eastern ring road, but clearly many drivers chose to go through Wolvercote, causing serious problems and concerns for residents”.

Mr Gant told the Oxford Mail he would be meeting with National Highway Officers “as soon as possible” and promised to come up with a “plan for the next southbound closures”, which will take place over this weekend.