A34 Botley Road Bridge repairs

A34 road closures for bridge repairs

Weekend A34 northbound road closures 18-21 Oct, 1-4 Nov, 8-11 Nov: Highways England are carrying out concrete repairs, replacing the waterproofing material and joints on the bridge which carries the A34 over B4044 Botley Road, to ensure the future integrity of the structure and the safety of road users. As the concrete below the road surfacing material is breaking up leading to potholes, specialist machinery will be required to remove the damaged concrete and replace the road surfacing. 

Due to the extent of work required and to keep the overall disruption to a minimum, the works will require a series of weekend closures on the northbound A34, and one week of night-time working. 

The dates of the northbound weekend closures are currently scheduled as follows: 

  • 8pm on Friday 18 October through to 5.30am on Monday 21 October
  • 8pm on Friday 1 November through to 5.30am on Monday 4 November  
  • 8pm on Friday 8 November through to 5.30am on Monday 11 November (contingency) 

During these weekend periods the A34 northbound carriageway will be closed from the A423 Hinksey Hill junction to the A420 Botley Interchange, and lane 2 of the A34 southbound carriageway will be closed to provide a sufficient safety zone for workers. In addition, the A34 northbound carriageway will be closed between the A423 Hinksey Hill junction and the A420 Botley Interchange overnight (between 9pm and 6am) over five weekday nights to allow the bridge joints to be installed once the main repairs have taken place. The diversion for both the weekend and weeknight closures will go via the Oxford ringroad. Delays are expected during these weekend closures, so road users are advised to plan their journeys in advance. Access to North Hinksey and South Hinksey will be maintained via the A34 southbound carriageway only.