LAY-BY maintenance will mean restrictions will be enforced on the A34 from next Monday.

Work will be undertaken to convert the lay-by off the road southbound near South Hinksey into a hard-standing area for authorised vehicles.

Once the work is finished, it will give Highways England a safe place to park while engineers maintain a communications cabinet, which is off the road.

The A34 southbound carriageway will be closed from the Botley Interchange to the Hinskey Hill Interchange overnight, between 9pm and 6am.

That work will be to clear rubbish that has been fly-tipped.

Other work will begin from June 11 until mid-July, when main construction work takes place.

That will mean narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit is put in place. It will last for 24 hours a day for the full duration of the scheme.

During that time there will be overnight closures of the A34 southbound carriageway from the A44 Peartree Interchange to the A423 Hinksey Hill Interchange, between 9pm and 6am.

Currently the work is expected to run between Monday to Friday nights – but some work might take place during weekends.

Whenever the closures take place, there will be diversion routes in place around the Oxford Ring Road.

Access to the work will only be allowed for emergency service vehicles.

Other parts of the lay-by will be permanently closed after work is finished in mid-July.

Other lay-bys will be available, including some on the A34 southbound carriageway on the approach to the A420 Botley Interchange and south of the A423 Hinksey Hill Interchange.