WORKS to safety barriers along the A34 near Abingdon will mean 50mph stretches continue for most of this month.

There will be narrow lanes and speed restriction in place on the A34 southbound.

The work is planned to be completed by September 28.

The road’s southbound carriageway will be closed from the Hinksey Hill junction to the Marcham Interchange between 9pm and 6am from Monday to Friday. There will be a diversion along Oxford Road, Dunmore Road, Copenhagen Drive, Colwell Drive and Marcham Road.

Further Highways England work on the A34 will take place along the A34 at Kidlington. The agency is responsible for work on all A roads and motorways across the country and Oxfordshire councils do not manage them.

Engineers will renew road markings on the section between the northbound exit sliproad at Islip between 9pm and 6am next Friday.

A diversion will be put in place at the Peartree Interchange.

Traffic chaos marred commuters’ journeys on Thursday when a lorry overturned on the A34, causing 14 hours of delays and gridlock across Oxford.

The driver of the lorry was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in the city at about 3.20am after his vehicle hit a roadworks vehicle, overturned and then struck the central reservation. The lorry driver suffered only minor injuries.

Delays for motorists lasted for well over an hour in both directions on the A34 and was especially heavy for people on the northbound stretch from Abingdon to Oxford.

Other recent work along the A34 has included safety improvements to a lay-by in South Hinksey in June and July.