Oxfordshire County Council have postponed the Access to Headington works on Headley Way and provided the following statement. For the latest position please visit http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/accessheadington.
The start of the next phase of the Access to Headington transport improvement project has been postponed.
Work had been due to start on Headley Way on 22 January along the length of Headley Way including the junction works outside the John Radcliffe hospital and on the Marsh Lane junction.
However the need for more certainty over costs, utility diversions and technical issues relating to the hill section between Marsh Lane and the hospital, mean that the construction team have decided to put the start on hold. This has also provided an opportunity to seek additional sources of funding to include improvements that had previously been unaffordable along with ways to reduce costs so that the improvement work goes ahead.
It is hoped that a new date for the work to start can be decided by early February.
We are still committed to delivering the scheme and some facilitating work will continue at weekends so that we are ready.