A423 Kennington Bridge works

Information page for the replacement of Kennington Bridge on the A423

Following several detailed inspections of a bridge that forms part of the A423 at Kennington (Southern Bypass) we have identified the need to replace the structure. This is based upon the initial poor design of the structure and the effects of weathering on the bearings that support it.

We are working closely with our colleagues at the Environment Agency to ensure that the new structure incorporates the Oxfordshire Flood Alleviation Scheme. By working in close partnership, we aim to deliver a far more cost-effective solution for both parties.

Construction works are not likely to start until 2023 due to the complexities of the surrounding utility constraints.

Works will be coordinated in a manner that minimises the impact on the network as far as is reasonably practicable.

This is an exciting opportunity for Oxfordshire as we can look at this key gateway to Oxford and try to increase traffic flow in the area for all modes of transport.

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