UPDATED: Delay in starting Oxford Road pothole repairs

Potholes in Oxford Road
Potholes in Oxford Road

Resurfacing work in Oxford Road, which features more than 50 potholes in the half a mile stretch around Aylesbury College has been delayed, Bucks County Council announced this morning (Tuesday).

The work will now begin on Monday August 18, three days later than originally planned.

Oxford Road will be closed between 7pm and 6am for the work, which will last for six nights.

The county council said the delay is ‘due to changes in the programme effected by other work.’

No work will take place at the weekend.

The council also said a full signed diversion route will be in operation during the works.

Some of the potholes on the stretch from the Gatehouse Road roundabout to the junction with Churchill Avenue are so wide that they stretch over the entire carriageway.

The holes, which have been deteriorating for several months, have been described as ‘dangerous’ and ‘not roadworthy’ by motorists, whose attempts to avoid one hole often result in them bumping down into another.