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A34 closure 19th – 22nd June

Resurfacing will close A34 northbound from the A423 Hinksey Hill junction to the A420 Botley Interchange from 9pm on Friday 19 June through to 6am on Monday 22 June 2020. All traffic will be routed via Oxford ring road. North Hinksey will remain accessible via the southbound carriageway.

Full details below take from email received from Highways England as follows:

A34 South Hinksey Northbound Carriageway Repairs

We will be carrying out extensive resurfacing of the A34 northbound carriageway at South Hinksey, to ensure the network remains in a safe and serviceable condition.

The work will involve replacing all layers of the carriageway down to the foundations and placing the new surfacing in two separate layers. This work cannot be completed during an overnight closure because of the time needed for each layer to harden.  Therefore, this work will be done whilst fully closing the A34 northbound carriageway over an entire weekend period from 9pm on Friday 19 June through to 6am on Monday 22 June 2020.

For the safety of our workforce and customers, the A34 northbound carriageway will be closed from the A423 Hinksey Hill junction to the A420 Botley Interchange. The southbound carriageway is unaffected by these works.

During the closure, all northbound A34 traffic will be diverted via the Oxford ring-road. Access to North Hinksey and South Hinksey will be maintained via the A34 southbound carriageway only (see map in the attached letter).

As delays are expected during these weekend closures, we advise that you plan your journey to allow extra time or avoid this route where possible.

In advance of previous similar closures last year, we were asked if a dedicated access point could be maintained for South Hinksey village from the Hinksey Hill junction. Whilst we appreciate the impact on South and North Hinksey residents during the weekend closure, safety must always be the focus and the arrangements which will be in place are considered the safest option to manage the heavy volume of fast flowing traffic anticipated during the works. As a result, we are regrettably unable to provide access for residents in this location from the northbound carriageway.

Please be aware that due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic, all our works are subject to change due to available resource by our Supply Chain, as well as possible adverse weather conditions – please check the yellow signs placed in advance alongside the road for confirmation of the closures dates/timings.

We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disturbance experienced during our work. If you have any questions, or if you’d like you know more about our work please email us at or call us on 0300 123 5000.

Yours faithfully

Kathryn Blofield

Area 3 Communications Coordinator

South East Region