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Disruption warning over Iffley Road roadworks in Oxford

People are being warned to expect disruption as the second phase of a £2.5m roadworks scheme begins.

The first phase of work on Iffley Road in Oxford was completed before Christmas with the second part now under way ahead of schedule.

Improvements are being made to drainage, kerbs and footways, while the carriageway is being reconstructed.

Temporary traffic lights have been put in place but some side roads will be shut at certain times during the work.

It is hoped the project will be completed by the summer.

Bus stops moved

Work will be carried out between 07:00 and 19:00 GMT, Monday to Friday.

Councillor Rodney Rose, member for transport at Oxfordshire County Council, said: "Unfortunately a project of this scale and nature always causes disruption for motorists, local residents and businesses.

"However, once it's complete, no major road reconstruction works will be required on this stretch of Iffley Road for many years."

A new zebra crossing will be installed near Percy Street and side-road junctions will be changed to make it easier for pedestrians to cross, the county council said.

The northbound cycle lane will also be extended to Donnington Bridge Road.

Some on-street parking will be suspended during the work and bus stops moved.

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