Woodstock Road projects | Oxfordshire County Council

Woodstock Road projects

Carriageway maintenance work to improve pedestrian and cycle flows

Progress

The carriageway maintenance works commenced on Tuesday 8 May 2018 and the civils works are due for completion on 16 June 2018. The final resurfacing works are to be completed from 18 June to 15 July. Surfacing work will be carried out in four phases under a system of single lane working controlled by temporary traffic signals  between Oakthorpe Road and Moreton Road.

The county council has designed the traffic management to minimise the impact on residents, the university, colleges and businesses plus road users affected by these works.

Delays are likely throughout the works and everyone is being asked to review their daily route, mode of transport and time of travel and where possible consider alternatives.

Construction of the ROQ project will commence from 25 June 2018 for a period of up to 11 weeks.

The final part of these works will include resurfacing under night time closures and this will be completed under an extension to the road closure required for the annual St Giles Fair. Plans indicating the phases of traffic management are attached for information.

Background

These projects aim to undertake some routine major maintenance of Woodstock Road and to enhance the highway environment near to the old Radcliffe infirmary (ROQ) site, to provide better pedestrian and cycle flows and manage traffic on Woodstock Road.

Woodstock Road is an important route and the ROQ project provides an opportunity to redefine the area visually and how road users are managed. The proposed measures include widened footways, mandatory cycle lanes, narrow traffic lanes and replacement of a signal controlled pedestrian crossing with two courtesy type crossings. The existing 20mph speed limit will be extended northwards to reduce vehicle speeds through the site.

The maintenance work cover the length of Woodstock Road from Oakthorpe Road to Moreton which is to be resurfaced and including drainage improvements and kerbing and footway works.

Funding

A budget of approximately £700,000 is available for the design and delivery of the ROQ project with the majority funded by developer contributions from the University of Oxford and the remainder funded through the county council. Funding for the carriageway maintenance works has been secured through a successful bid to the Department for Transport and their National Productivity Fund with construction costs estimated at £650,000.

Objectives

  • Improve the safety, comfort and convenience for pedestrians and cyclists arriving and leaving the ROQ site at its accesses on Woodstock Road.
  • Improve the quality of the public realm to reflect changes made under the ROQ development masterplan (helping to deliver cycling and walking improvements).
  • Improve/cater for East -West cycling and walking journeys from Jericho, through the ROQ site, and on to the Science Area off Banbury Road via the redeveloped site of the former Acland Hospital.
Last reviewed
15 June 2018
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