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Holes
There was a further attempt today to mend the water leak that has been causing a problem in Ock Street since Mid March. The hole was bigger this time, and now that it has been filled I can see no sign of gushing water.
Holes
There is another hole between Stratton Way and Bath Street where there is usually a raised bed of flowers. This is part of new gas mains being laid.

5 Comments April 30, 2018

Ock Street hole not fixed yet

7th Abingdon Cycle Festival
The long running saga of the Ock Street hole continues. Colin, The Abingdon Taxi driver, wrote about the hole in his column in the Herald, and how after some time it was dug up and filled in again without any fix. In deed, matters were made worse as tar got splashed on the taxis waiting nearby.
7th Abingdon Cycle Festival
The same thing happened again this weekend. A hole was dug. It was filled back in again as the water continued to gush in.

So this morning the cones were back and the pool of water in the road was still there.

10 Comments April 23, 2018

Road Works and Weather

Thanks to Kim for this notification …
Gas Main Replacement
The Herald had a public notice in this week, and Roadworks.org has details, about gas main replacement work in Bath Street between Stratton Way and Faringdon Road.
Gas Main Replacement
The 2 way control lights, sometimes operating, in Bath Street will be replaced by a road closure. Parking will be suspended. Diversions will be in operation. It could lead to delays.
Gas Main Replacement
Gas main replacement continues round the Albert Park; currently the top of Conduit Road is closed for three weeks.
Gas Main Replacement
There has been a lot of rain recently, but lunchtime today was warm and sunny. However temperatures are likely to fall this weekend. The newspapers are talking about a ‘mini beast from the East‘ at the weekend. This follows the ‘big beast from the east‘ at the end of February.

2 Comments March 16, 2018

Gas pipeline upgrades round the Albert Park

New pipes for old
Work to replace ageing gas mains around the Albert Park in Abingdon began last week and will continue for a couple more weeks (correction see comments).
New pipes for old
On Sunday the gate leading to the park area from Faringdon Road was open to help make up for the from Victoria Road being closed.

8 Comments February 19, 2018

Vineyard Resurfaced

Vineyard Resurfaced
The potted, and cracked surface of the Vineyard has been replaced by a brand new road surface. The ’sensual’ oil based smell of fresh tarmacadam lingered on the morning after.
Vineyard Resurfaced
Crisp white lines have replaced the faded junctions that were there a week ago.
Vineyard Resurfaced
The road painters had added some flourishes that were not there before.

Last night, soon after the work began, on the final night of the 5 night closure, a lot of vehicles still sped down the Oxford Road and did a U turn at the final Road Closed sign. The diversion was by Bath Street and up Stratton Way to join Stert Street.

This is my entry to the 1st of October City Daily Photo Theme Day on the word ‘Sensual’. More appropriate entries than the smell of fresh tar can be viewed here.

4 Comments October 1, 2017

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