Road Closures for CarriageWay Patching, Upper Rissington – Updated

We have been informed about planned roadworks on a number of roads in Upper Rissington in the coming months: Sopwith Road, Farman Crescent, Hawker Square, Bleriot Road, Snipe Road, and Grebe Square.  A plan of the scheme is shown below.

These roads will be closed at some point between 1st April 2019 and the 30th September 2019, to allow contractors, working on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, to carry out carriageway surfacing works. Please note that the time allowed for completion of the scheme has been extended.

In addition, County Councillor Nigel Moor has agreed to allocate funding from the ‘Local Highways’ budget in the current financial year (by the end of March 2020) towards repairs of Wright Road, Wright Close and north Sopwith Road.

Notification of actual dates will be given on site at least a week before – and we will pass along details when available.


Reminder: #UpperRissington Road Closure 18 To 22 March

Carriageway resurfacing work is due to take place from 18th March – 22nd March.  A complete road closure will be in place 0700 – 1900 whilst the work is being carried out.

As you can see, the closure covers much of the road around the village – residents will only be able to enter and leave from the southern-most point on Mitchell Way or from Bristol Road in the north. There will be no access to the Bourton Road going West.

Road closure extent for 3/138 Upper Rissington
Road closure extent for 3/138 Upper Rissington

The letter below was sent to all households in the village. Also shown is the official diversion via Bourton and Great Rissington.


For scheme details and updates, please visit

Barrington Road Resurfacing Scheduled For 18-22 March

We have received notice from Gloucestershire County Council of road closures in the area over the coming weeks.

Barrington Road, Upper Rissington

Part of a larger program of ‘Streetworks’, scheme No: 813765 is for the total resurfacing of Barrington Road from the junction of Rissington Road and Barrington Road in the north down to the southern entrance of Mitchell Way adjacent to the start of the airfield and onwards towards the Barringtons.

The scheduled dates are now 18th – 22nd March with appropriate diversions.  The dates are provisional, subject to weather and completing earlier scheduled works. This will be a total road closure, and more details will be provided nearer the time.


For more details and FAQ about the County Council’s resurfacing programme, please visit:

Wyck Rissington Road

In the meantime, the partial road closure of approximately 1,000m of Wyck Rissington Road continues from 7th January to 22nd March or until the works are complete. The reason for the closure is to replace water mains and associated fittings and services.


Road Closure At Chipping Bridge Nr Kingham Station, 5 To 7 December

Road Closure & Diversion, Chipping Bridge

Message from Oxfordshire County Council:

A formal “arrowed” priority system on Chipping Bridge, which carries B4450 Station Road over river Evenlode, on the border of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, is being introduced. This work is required as the bridge is already too narrow to allow safe two-way traffic flow and as the edges of the bridge are substandard.

The temporary narrowing will be implemented by installing temporary barriers and signage as well as white lining works. Unfortunately, as the carriageway is very narrow at this location, it is necessary for B4450 Station Road to be closed between Old Burford Road and Kingham Train Station, for the safety of both the workforce and the travelling public. A signed vehicle diversion route will be in place for the duration of works and extents of the closure together with the official diversion route are shown on the drawing, which is attached to this email.

A full three-day closure that will operate between 09:30AM on 5th December and 16:30PM on 7th December will be required to complete the works. Access for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists over the bridge will be maintained throughout the works. Vehicular access to residential properties and businesses on Station Road will be maintained, accessed from each end of the closed section.

Reconstruction of the bridge deck, which will incorporate a permanent road narrowing, is currently programmed for 2020/21. This delay will allow us to evaluate the priority system performance before permanent measures will be adopted.