|22 Dec 2012||Road closed|
|29 Dec 2012||Embankment slippage|
|Feb – Mar 2013||Ground investigation|
|21 Apr 2013||Report submitted|
|May – Jul 2013||Design and procurement fast-tracked|
|26 Jul 2013||Works begun|
|Dec 2013||Projected re-opening of road (but see notes below)|
The dates above show that the A 4183 has been fast-tracked as urgent. There is a tremendous amount of work to do, including not only rebuilding the embankment and the road, but also adding measures to prevent recurrence. Services need to be reconnected, and all works need to avoid disturbing the existing Internet and telehone lines, which service much of South Oxfordshire.
The road is due to reopen in December, but if an unexpected problem such as new flooding occurs, it could delay reopening until Spring 2014.
For safety reasons, the hotel area is constantly monitored by automated sensors, although the Council does not expect a problem.
Updates including bus changes are available at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/repairs-oxford-road-bagley-wood-kennington.