The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Marcham Road Jet Lane


Queues stretch back to the Drayton Road.

Workmen are connecting sewers under the Marcham Road, and will be for another few days. But no sign of the proposed Marcham Road Jet Lane (aka dualling) yet.

In March 2008, an article in the Oxford Mail said that Oxfordshire County Council had a large drop in road funding from central government "County Hall confirmed that major schemes outside Oxford would also be indefinitely postponed, including the dualling of Marcham Road."

However, central government said "We do not recognise the claims Oxfordshire County Council is making in terms of reduction in funding."

Reading between the lines, the Jet Lane could still go ahead. The traffic hold ups caused by these minor sewer works are a sign of more prolonged hold ups to come.

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