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Marston Road, Oxford to close for two weeks


Sep 20, 2022

A major road in Oxford will be closed for just under two weeks as the county council undertakes work to implement the Quickways scheme.

Marston Road will be shut to motorists from today (September 20) to October 2 so that Quickways cycle routes can be installed.

The measures to improve cycling and walking across the city – collectively known as Quickways – were approved by the cabinet member for highways management on January 27 2022, following a consultation throughout 2021.

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Quickways are cycle routes linking key destinations via main routes into the city centre. They are designed to provide a direct faster route into the centre and are generally used by more confident cyclists.

The quickways proposals have been developed from the Oxfordshire Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP).

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The scheme will see 20mph speed limits, improved pedestrian crossings and new mandatory segregated cycle lanes marked by either road markings or plastic bollards called orcas and wands, amongst many other measures.

As part of Oxfordshire County Council’s work to implement the scheme, Marston Road will be shut on the follow days, for the following reasons:

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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