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



A420 Road Closure

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure and Other Temporary Restrictions

A420 works – Shrivenham

In the interests of public safety it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to impose temporary restrictions on the A420 and associated roads in order to facilitate carriageway maintenance works including resurfacing, drainage, kerbing, safety barrier works and road markings.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closure and other restrictions and will operate from 23 July 2014 for approximately 7 weeks.

Notice of intention to make the Order will be published in the local press.

Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for those frontages within the closure area, subject to the progress of the works. Please note that access routes will depend on exactly where the works vehicles are at any time and may need to be negotiated with the gangs on site as necessary.

Copies of the drawings showing the extent of the restrictions can be accessed here

Publicity Plan Sheet 1 of 3

Publicity Plan Rev C Sheet 2 of 3

Publicity Plan Rev A Sheet 3 of 3

Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Sajid Mehmood, OCC Highways & Transport on 0845 310 11 11.

The OCC website also gives information regarding these works – please see



Bridge works at Challow Station

Due to the electrification of the mainline railway the height of bridge at Challow Station needs to be raised. Work is scheduled between September and December 2014 and current plans are for the closure of the A417 at Challow Station for the duration of the works.

Network Rail, its contractors and Oxfordshire County Council have arranged drop-in sessions where they will answer questions and concerns about the planned works.

The drop in sessions are scheduled for:

  • Thursday 26th June between 4pm and 7pm at Faringdon Corn Exchange.
  • Wednesday 2nd July between 4pm and 7pm at the Stanford in the Vale Village Hall.


Community Website for West Hendred