A SECTION of the A34 in Oxfordshire has been branded a ‘ghastly corridor of rubbish’ as Oxford Mail readers name the roads in biggest need of a clean-up.

The dual carriageway roadside was widely named as a litter hotspot, while the state of the ring road in general, parts of the M40 and the A420 between Oxford and Swindon were also highlighted.

The naming and shaming comes after Highways England called on drivers to help keep the county’s roads clean as part of a national campaign.

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Being asked to name Oxfordshire’s most littered roads, one online reader wrote: “A34 between Oxford and Abingdon. Ghastly corridor of rubbish.”

Another commented: “To be honest the A34 is pretty bad its entire length.

"[It] needs a dedicated team to keep it tidy year round.”

Another reader commented on Facebook: “A34 is disgusting,” and another said: “Definitely the Oxford ring road.”

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One reader fed-up with the state of the county’s roads said: “All of them, frankly.

“I saw the people of Drayton St.Leonard out on a community litter pick this weekend. They had bags and bags of the stuff.”

As part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean, Highways England is urging motorists to take their rubbish home rather than throw it out of their window as it starts a purge of roadside rubbish this month.

Around 200,000 bags of litter have to be collected from motorways alone every year.

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Highways England’s head of customer and operational requirements, Freda Rashdi, said: “Litter is an important national issue and we’re pleased to be able to support Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean.

“Litter is not only unsightly as well as a risk to wildlife and the environment, but it also puts our workers at risk collecting it and it diverts time and money that could be better spent on improving the network.

“If people don’t drop litter in the first place it wouldn’t need to be picked up – so we’re urging people to take their litter home instead of tossing it out of their car windows.”

The Great British Spring Clean campaign takes place between March 22 and April 23.

For more information on how to take part this year visit keepbritaintidy.org