Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Bix carriageway repairs to take up to 30 weeks
Published 21/03/14



REPAIRS to the A4130 dual carriageway at Bix will begin in May and take up to 30 weeks to complete.

The drainage network will be replaced and the swallow hole will be excavated and reinstated with free granular material. The fast lanes in both directions will be resurfaced and the slow lane on the Oxford-bound carriageway will be reconstructed.

The road will be closed Henley-bound from May 12 to June 3 to allow a contra-flow traffic system to be installed.

During the contra-flow, the A4130 will be open to cars and light vehicles going both ways. Vehicles wider than 2m that cannot use the contra-flow system will have to follow the diversion. Access to Bix will be maintained at Rectory Lane but those exiting the village will have to use Old Bix Road. Broad Plat Lane will be closed. Resurfacing work will be carried out at the Bix end and Lower Assendon end under temporary traffic signals.

The B480 will be closed and vehicles must use the diversion through Nettlebed via the B481. A 30mph speed limit will be in force through the contra-flow and a free recovery service will be available. The recovery vehicle will be based by the Nettlebed roundabout.

Warning signs will be put up four weeks prior to the start of the work. Oxfordshire County Council is replacing one-and-a-half miles of the drainage network, which runs from outside the Smith Centre in Fair Mile, Henley. Project leader Paul Rowforth said: “The road was put in in 1937 to 1939 and it has been done very well. The main structure is very good. There is a carrier drain on the cemetery side and at the moment very little water gets into the soakaway.”

He said that potholes would be filled in during the work.

Town and county councillor David Nimmo Smith said the road had come to the end of its life. It has taken three years to get the designs organised and get money,” he said. “There will be things to overcome which will cause inconvenience to the people of Henley but there will be no heavy goods vehicles coming over the bridge and going up Fair Mile.”


Published 21/03/14

MOST POPULAR
Former Primary head accused of sex offences
Henley welcomes new Mayor
Hobbs launch 'Midsomer Murders'
‘Roads will be at breaking point ’
Benson becomes Midsomer
Hairy Legs runs after two-year hiatus
Leander's Thornley to partner Grainger
Body of a man pulled from sailing lake
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Poker player hoping for winning Vegas hand
Benson becomes Midsomer
Bank holiday rail strike called off
Clooney's refurbisment plans approved
Dad bids to set cycling record on Chopper
Honesty box theft
Dozens sign up to hanging basket scheme
Henley start-up in line up for Virgin award
Do you have a 'bloomin' marvellous' dog?
ResourceBank wins award for excellence
Should Goring have a neighbourhood plan?
Postmistress has extreme haircut for charity
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Ashraf shines with bat and ball
Hairy Legs runs after two-year hiatus
Doran helps fire champions to opening day win
Hawks go head-to-head at Isle of Wight festival
Leander's Thornley to partner Grainger
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717