Daytime A422 roadworks cause delays in Farthinghoe


Waits of up to 20 minutes have been reported

Drivers can expect delays on the A422 between Banbury and Brackley today.

Drainage investigation work in Farthinghoe has led to a closure on the main road.

Drivers have reported long waits approaching the village with some attempting to find alternative routes, including through Martson St Lawrence.  

The A422 is due to reopen by 3.15 this afternoon.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

Reader's opinions
  1. Mick Morris   On   03/04/2024 at 3:02 pm

    Road Closures were posted at Brackley and Middleton Cheney and large numbers of ddrivers including HGVs chose to ignore them.
    The real losers were again the residents of Farthinghoe who have to daily absorb A422 chaos like a sponge and a road which West Northants Councils feels cannot justify a bypass.
    Not only do they state this but they ignore our challenge of their calculations for more than 2 months without reply
    It is time that all of the surrounding villages and towns along with the 12000 drivers per day who use the A422 supported us and our needs in a frorthright and meaningful manner
    An email to Dame Andrea Leadsom would be a good start

  2. Mick Morris   On   03/04/2024 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks for your interest and for your suggestion

    Use of the word easy gives the impression that we have been sitting on our backsides waiting for action and that is far from the truth.
    I can assure you that it is not easy
    We have been trying this as an interim alternative for 30 years + and have lost count of the number of times this has been put forward.
    We rely upon a Unitary Council who are 25 miles away and find it very difficult to hear.
    I guess that a village of 400 people has very little affect on the outcome of an election but the powers that be might well listen to the words of 12,000 + drivers
    Having said that it does not help when drivers deliberately choose to ignore road closure signs like they did today

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