Traffic advisory: Road closure expected through the weekend near Banbury

Motorists travelling near Banbury area village of Bloxham should be warned of a continued road closure through the weekend

Friday, 9th April 2021, 5:13 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 5:24 pm
Officials expect the road closure near Bloxham to remain in place throughout the weekend with plans for it to reopen on Monday April 12.

Motorists travelling in the Bloxham area near Banbury should be advised of a full road closure due a burst water main.

Both lanes of travel on the Milton Road near Bloxham have been closed due to a burst water main. The road was initially closed yesterday afternoon (Thursday April 8) both ways from Barford Road to Aldous Drive.

Officials expect the road closure to remain in place throughout the weekend with plans for it to reopen on Monday April 12.

A Thames Water spokesperson said: "We're really sorry to residents and motorists inconvenienced after a burst on a 14-inch wide water main.

"Our engineers were on the scene within an hour of the incident being reported on Thursday afternoon and had to close the road so they could safely dig down to the affected pipe.

"The repair has been completed and the road is set to be resurfaced over the weekend."