Traffic misery in Chipping Norton with roadworks

Chipping Norton rush hour traffic. NNL-180313-111031009
Chipping Norton rush hour traffic. NNL-180313-111031009

Drivers and residents have experienced a week of misery as a main road in Chipping Norton is closed for gas works.

The A361 Burford Road is shut between the Albion Street roundabout and Walterbush Road, a main thoroughfare for traffic heading west.

Chipping Norton rush hour traffic. NNL-180313-110955009

Chipping Norton rush hour traffic. NNL-180313-110955009

The diversion has sent motorists in a number of directions, HGVs are urged to follow the A44 New Street and not through the residential areas.

While others go along Churchill Road and Walterbush Road to get around the blockage in the shortest way, but parked cars mean the traffic quickly builds up, especially at rush hour, as it the road is reduced to a single lane.

The roadworks began a week ago today (Thursday, March 8) and are expected to take another eight weeks, with the blockage moving further up Burford Road next week.

If anyone wishes to share their experience of the traffic caused by the roadworks, email editorial@banburyguardian.co.uk.

Chipping Norton rush hour traffic. NNL-180313-110933009

Chipping Norton rush hour traffic. NNL-180313-110933009