TRAFFIC flows in Oxford during the coronavirus lockdown have been greatly reduced but the number of vehicles is expected to rise once more people return to work.

Drivers in St Giles on Tuesday were forced to wait at temporary traffic lights while contractors carried out resurfacing work.

They coned off their lorries in part of the street while the work was being carried out.

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Martin Crabtree, a spokesman for Oxfordshire County Council, said: “A section of St Giles was resurfaced, ahead of schedule, by Oxford Direct Services and the traffic management removed yesterday morning.


“The road was kept open during the work with temporary traffic management used to provide a safe working area.”

Work was carried out between the junction with Beaumont Street and the junction with the Woodstock and Banbury roads.

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Roadworks will return to Botley Road next week.


Throughout 2019, drivers on the route experienced long queues of traffic due to roadworks taking place near the junction with Ferry Hinksey Road.

Work will start on Tuesday close to the entrance to Seacourt park and ride.