Alternative Route to Oxford Re-opened

December 24, 2013

Heavy rain and a resulting landslip split the A4183, Abingdon to Oxford road, in two, over a 60m section, and forced its closure on 20th December 2012 – just beyond Bagley Wood Sawmill. It was re-opened exactly a year later on 20th December 2013.
The A4183 crosses the A34 at Lodge Hill and provides an alternative route (versus the A34) to Oxford – a route with access to villages and businesses on the way.

The remade section is raised above, and separated from, the surrounding woods, whereas before the woods came right up against the road.

The £1m repair work involved rebuilding embankments, adding better drainage, and resurfacing the road.

Filed under: road works

6 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. ppjs  |  December 24, 2013 at 6:49 am

    It’s good to see the completed work. Doubtless, local villagers will be relieved to be avoid a long circuit. It’s a good stretch of road – let’s hope that there will be funds for maintenance in the not-too-distant future.

    Merry Christmas to one and all.

  • 2. steve king  |  December 24, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I was going through Bagley Wood at around 2.00pm yesterday afternoon, it was blowing a gale and pouring down, dreadful conditions, but who should spot on his cycle at the side of the road taking these photo’s? Alistair Fear, creator, main contributor and editor of this brilliant blog on all things Abingdon.
    Thanks and Happy Christmas to you and your family Alistair, you are very much appreciated by all !

  • 3. John S  |  December 24, 2013 at 11:23 am

    May I support steve king’s comments? Well done Alistair, your efforts are VERY much appreciated. Keep it up!

  • 4. Steveo  |  December 24, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I’ll also jump on the band wagon, excellent work Alistair, first website I check every day!

    have a great Christmas and New Year :)

  • 5. Peter Del  |  December 24, 2013 at 11:56 am

    On a bicycle in that weather!
    Alastair, I wish you and your readers a great Christmas and New Year.

  • 6. Annabel (gaskella)  |  December 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Being out in that dreadful weather is going beyond the call of duty! Well done Alastair – and Merry Christmas.

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