Marston cycle path will reopen tomorrow afternoon after repair work was completed two weeks ahead of schedule.

The diversion route is not in use anymore meaning cyclists can no longer wheel their bikes through University Parks.

Closure began on August 14 as wearing of the Fignon cycle bridge structure was deemed to pose a risk to pedestrians and cyclists.

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The deck and parapets of Lemond footbridge were replaced as these had 'deteriorated significantly'.

Councillor Andrew Gant, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport Management, said: “The fact that Marston cycle path has opened two weeks ahead of schedule is excellent news for those who use it. We are all glad to see it back and in an improved condition.”

Recent refurbishment marks the first significant maintenance work done on the cycle path since it was built more than 30 years ago.

Councillor Gant added: “I want to thank Oxford University, Oxford City Council and the volunteer marshals for their help in creating a safe alternative route during the closure. It was a huge success and very well used by parents and children as well as people going to work, and a fantastic example of collaboration.”

The council leases the two bridges and cycle path from Oxford University and is responsible for maintenance.