Traffic delays caused by works in George Street, Oxford, were yesterday reported to have reduced from Monday’s levels.

Oxfordshire County Council has agreed to close the city centre road so ISG Construction Ltd can carry out work on a building. It will be closed between Cornmarket and Victoria Court for about four weeks, and there will then be one-way traffic only for six weeks.

Bus services are being rerouted via Beaumont Street, where parking has been suspended to allow for temporary stops.