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DELAYS are continuing into the evening rush hour after major roadworks restarted in Headington.

Road users have been warned to expect congestion for the next 10 months as the Access to Headington project resumes.

The phase of works in Headley Way started this morning, and are expected to last until March 2019.

This morning, Oxford Bus Company reported major delays through Headington and the rest of Oxford as a result, and has asked passengers to allow extra time.

Several passengers complained via Twitter about delays on Oxford's High Street, which Oxford Bus Company also said was a knock-on effect of the Headington works.

Littlemore resident Daniel Stafford said his bus driver let passengers out on High Street due to congestion. 

Oxfordshire County Council said the works will start with temporary lights at the Marsh Lane junction for three weeks, while central islands are removed and replaced with a temporary road surface.

Stagecoach Oxford said some of its services were experiencing delays of up to 40 minutes due to the roadworks.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has also advised patients to allow extra time, but to still attend appointments even if they are delayed.

Temporary lights will then move to the John Radcliffe Hospital access roundabout on June 4 for two weeks.

The pedestrian crossing will be removed with the remaining central islands and replaced with a temporary road surface.

Access to Headington is a £16m project, which the council claims will improve roads for cyclists, pedestrians and bus users, and improve traffic flow with new intelligent traffic signals.

The Headley Way works were due to start in summer 2017 but were postponed due to other major work taking place elsewhere in Oxford. 

In January it was halted again as the county council said it wanted to be more certain of the overall cost.