Work to improve traffic flow and increase safety for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians on Bankside will take place sometime between April and July this year local County Councillor Eddie Reeves has confirmed.
The scheme will include the removal of the existing chicanes, which will be replaced by speed cushions, the addition of an advisory cycle lane, and the installation of a new ramped zebra crossing near the access junction to Longford Park. This junction will also be completed, including a footway link into the development. Scheduled maintenance work and the resurfacing of the road will also be carried out at the same time with the full works expected to last six weeks.
The aim of the £420,000 project is to improve traffic flow along Bankside, reduce vehicle speeds, and allow more room for cyclists.
Councillor Reeves said: “Many residents in the Bankside area are keen to see this work completed as soon as possible – it's been a long time coming for some – and we're really grateful to them for their patience. This project will improve the situation in the area and deliver on our priority to make Bankside, and the broader area between Banbury railway station and Longford Park, safer for cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists.”