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Major Road Closures – July 2017

The gist of this is that there will be major and lengthy road closures on both the Milton Road and Courtington Lane during July.
Both are major village routes and so expect considerable disruption.

You can read the closure notice below.

Road Affected Dates Details / Map
 Milton Rd  24 July for 14 weeks   Click here for map
 Courtington Lane  24 July for 8 weeks  Click here for map</td>


You can download the details of the Milton Rd Closure and alternative route by clicking here.



Notice of Temporary Traffic Order
Bloxham, Milton Road and Courtington Lane
Prohibition of Through Traffic
Date of Order: 17 July 2017
Coming into force: 24 July 2017

This Order is being introduced because of water mains replacement works which are anticipated to take 14 weeks and 8 weeks respectively to complete.

The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit any vehicle proceeding or waiting in the western end of Milton Road; and in Courtington Lane from its junction with Tadmarton Road north-eastwards to Little Bridge Road.

Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force. Exemptions are included for emergency services and for the works and for access to premises which are only accessible from the closed section of road.

The alternative routes for traffic are:
for Milton Road is via Berry Hill Road, A4260, B4031, Hempton Road, High Street, Barford St. Michael, Bloxham Road, Barford Road and vice versa;
for Courtington Lane via the A361 High Street, Church Street, Cumberford Hill, Tadmarton Road and vice versa.

This Order will remain in force for a maximum period of 18 months or until the works have been completed whichever is the sooner.

Traffic Regulations Team (Ref JaC) for the Director for Infrastructure Delivery, County Hall, Oxford OX1 1ND. 0345 310 1111.


  1. Vikki Evans says:

    Is it imperative that both these roads are closed at the same time? If not, then can’t they be done separately? It will be bedlam through the centre of Bloxham.

  2. David Norwood says:

    If work is anticipated to take 14 weeks, why has the contractor been given a order that will remain in place for 18 months?
    It makes no sense giving the contractor long periods of possible disruption when they should be working round the clock to minimise disruption. The Hemton diversion route is unsuitable for large vehicles so traffic will be sent through the center of Bloxham that already has a congestion problem and a deteriorating road that has not undergone any major road improvement in many years. (Spray and chip does not repair road failure)

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