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Oxford London Road repairs to start

London Road in Oxford Image copyright Google
Image caption The £2.1m project for London Road, Headington, includes resurfacing work

Repairs to a major route into Oxford, which were put on hold in February, will start next month the local authority has said.

The £2.1m project for London Road, Headington, includes resurfacing, new bus and cycle lanes and drainage works.

The county council previously described the A420 road condition as "poor".

The work, which will begin on 13 October, was delayed so it did not clash with the installation of a new government-funded bus lane.

Oxford County Council said about 16,000 vehicles, including up to 900 buses and coaches, use the route every day.

'Delays expected'

The authority said the work would be carried out in two phases, and was expected to end in May next year.

It said London Road would remain open during the repairs, with traffic management being used "to minimise the impact on road users, residents and businesses as far as possible".

David Nimmo Smith, cabinet member for transport, said people had been calling for the works for a "long time".

He added: "Delays are to be expected throughout the time when the road works are under way and everyone is being asked to review their daily journey route, mode of transport and time of travel and where possible consider alternatives."

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