Road closed

Closure of A417 at Challow Station for 3 months

Temporary Road Traffic Order – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

T2352 temporary road closure – A417 Challow (Rail Bridge) Starting Saturday 6th September for 3 months

Network Rail are carrying out an electrification project which will require the replacement of the above rail bridge.  The works will therefore require a closure of the road across the bridge (to all traffic) for a period of 3 months starting Saturday 6th September. Access for pedestrians will be via a temporary footbridge.

A copy of the Temporary Order,  the  location plan showing the closure and the agreed diversion route, and also a list of all the restrictions can be found here:

Temporary Closure Order

T2352 Publicity Plan v2

list of restrictions

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by telephoning Network Rail’s phone line on 08457 114141.

bike race

Tour of Britain Cycle event – Friday 12th September 2014 – Notice of road closures

Section 16A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Section 31 Road Traffic Act 1988 VALE OF WHITE HORSE AND SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE DISTRICTS(TOUR OF BRITAIN CYCLE RACE)(SPECIAL EVENT)ORDER 2014

Oxfordshire County Council has received a request from Sweetspot Group Ltd to hold the Oxfordshire Stage of the Tour of Britain cycle event 2014 across part of the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire Districts.  The event is taking place on Friday 12 September and police will operate a rolling road closure throughout to minimise access from adjoining roads and to hold oncoming traffic etc. until the cyclists have safely passed; traffic control will be by Police and marshals between approximately 11am and 3pm.  There will also be No Waiting for vehicles on the roads including for spectators.

Click here for a copy of the legal restriction notice for the event which details the arrangements along the route, together with a publicity map of the cycle route for your information.

KP publicity map

T2354 public notice v2

If you require further information or have any queries please contact Andy Hawes from Sweetspot Group Ltd as follows:

Andy Hawes – Route Director, Sweetspot Group Ltd

Rathbone House, 4a Heath Road

Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8TB

T:  +44 (0) 8701 128 650






A34 Harwell Resurfacing – change of dates/closure programme

OCC Highways have advised that the resurfacing work at Harwell has been rescheduled to take place on the following dates.

The programme has also been amended and will now commence with southbound closures due to additional traffic flows expected for the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace (Oxford).

1. Southbound – Wednesday 16 July for five weekday nights

2. Northbound – Wednesday 23 July for five weekday nights

Should you require any further information, please contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 or email them at


Proposed road changes in this area

Oxfordshire County Council will be holding an exhibition of proposed transport schemes in this area.

Please go along and view the plans and give them your views on the following:

Harwell Link Road with improvements to Hagbourne Hill

Proposals include:

  • A new road running between the B4493 Didcot Road and the A417 Reading Road.
  • Diversion of The Driftway bridleway.
  • A new roundabout at the A417/Hagbourne Hill junction
  • The A417/Main Street junction at West Hagbourne will be realigned and only a left manoeuvre from Main Street to A417 will be permitted.
  • Closure of Chilton Road, between Upton and Hagbourne Hill, to general traffic but retaining a public right of way and farm access.

Improvements to Featherbed Lane and Steventon traffic lights

Proposals include:

  • Introduction of traffic lights at A4130/Featherbed Lane junction.
  • Road widening between Steventon junction and Featherbed Lane junction on the A4130.
  • Widening of Featherbed Lane to a uniform width.
  • A roundabout at A417/Featherbed Lane junction.

Exhibition Dates and Venues


Date Time Venue
Monday 7th July 3pm to 7.30pm Upton Village Hall

Station Road, Upton, OX11 9HX

Tuesday 8th July 3pm to 7.30pm Steventon Village Hall

The Green, Steventon, OX13 6RR

Saturday 12th July 10am to 3pm Harwell Primary School

The Styles, Harwell, OX11 0HX


How to respond

If you are unable to attend the exhibition, view the plans and have your say online by visiting OCC webpages to leave a comment between Monday 7th July and Monday 4th August 2014