Press release

Overnight closures on A34 near Oxford due to essential maintenance work

Sections of the A34 near Oxford will be closed for four nights next week, as work is carried out to improve road user safety.


The northbound A34 between Hinksey Hill and the Peartree Interchange will be closed from 10pm until 6am on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 October. A similar closure will be in place on the southbound A34 on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 October.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place throughout the duration of the work via the Oxford ring-road.

Guy Watts, Project Manager said:

We will be working overnight as this is when the fewest vehicles are on the road. We will be using this time to remove and replace road markings and studs that are in poor condition, as well as repairing any joints and cracks where required. This work will improve the safety for road users by clearly delineating lanes and by creating a smoother, more driver-friendly journey.

Road users who are planning to use the A34 between Hinksey Hill and the Peartree Interchange are advised to plan ahead and leave extra time for their journeys. Live traffic information is available on the Highways Agency’s website and mobile app, and drivers can also listen to traffic bulletins on local radio for updates.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 1 October 2014