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Coronavirus Lockdown – Abingdon Traffic Tour Video

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3 Comments May 3, 2020

Drayton Road Gas Leak

Drayton Road Gas Leak
The road between Abingdon and Drayton was closed from early morning on 19/9/19 because of a gas leak.
Drayton Road Gas Leak
Most traffic trying to go south from Abingdon was turned back at the Preston Road junction. There was access only to Morland Gardens and Stonehill Lane, but not even pedestrians could get to Drayton along the Drayton Road, or from Drayton to Abingdon.

This caused wide diversions for Abingdon people who work at Milton Park or use Didcot Railway Station . They had to go the same way as everybody else out of South Abingdon. So the South Abingdon traffic was worse than ever – people turning and finding new routes.

P.S The road had opened with temporary lights at Stonehill Lane when I went past on Friday 20th at 8 am.

6 Comments September 19, 2019

New Bus Shelters near Morland Gardens

New Bus Shelters
From Scott …
“Can I draw your attention to some idiocy by Oxfordshire County Council. They have put a bus shelter on the cycle path / pedestrian walkway just past the Morland Garden developments going out of Abingdon. This is very dangerous in my opinion. It forces bikes back onto the road, something the cycle path was put there to stop.”
New Bus Shelters
From Philip …
“… From the people responsible for this infrastructure there seems to be no understanding that an inadequate cycle path is often worse than none at all. When cyclepaths make a route unsafe the obvious response is to use the road. However this often results in ‘punishment passes’. I’ve been the target of aggressive driving on several occasions when choosing to avoid this cycle path …”
New Bus Shelters
A shelter has also been added on the field side where there is room. I remember a few years ago that a bus shelter + seats were not allowed by the Foyer (opposite the war memorial) because there was not enough space.

22 Comments September 8, 2017

Trouble on the A34 after the A4183

Trouble on the A34
We travelled back to Abingdon today, after a two week holiday in Ireland (6 posts in the Not Abingdon Blog show some of our time there).

The journey from the ferry at Hollyhead went very well, but on reaching the M40 warnings appeared of delays on the A34 after the A4183. I wondered if we could avoid the trouble by turning off beforehand, It took me a while to realise the A4183 was the Abingdon turn off. A broken down vehicle was blocking the A34 afterwards.

18 Comments August 9, 2016

A34 emergency carriageway repairs

A34 emergency
On BBC Radio Oxford there were reports that part of the A34 northbound between Milton and Marcham interchanges had been closed for emergency carriageway repairs, and that was causing delays of over an hour with traffic queued back to Chilton. It also brought a lot of A34 traffic through Abingdon on the Drayton Road.

Some of the traffic tried to come via St Helens Wharf.

12 Comments March 4, 2016

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