Work begins on new ‘hamburger’ roundabout

Work starting on the Kennington roundabout

Work starting on the Kennington roundabout

First published in News

WORK to transform a major junction in Oxford began yesterday.

Oxfordshire County Council is spending more than £6m to turn Kennington roundabout into a ‘hamburger’ junction.

The change will see a new carriageway for eastbound traffic go through the central island while, at Hinksey Hill, a new slip road from the Southern Bypass south on to the A34 will be created.

The work will include traffic-flow improvement measures at Hinksey Hill Interchange as well as the refurbishment of four bridges in the area.

About 60,000 vehicles pass through the junctions every day and the scheme has been designed to increase their capacity by 30 per cent in the evening peak.

But yesterday traffic along the A423 Southern Bypass was slower than usual because of the roadworks.

County councillor David Nimmo Smith, the cabinet member for transport, said: “This improvement work will bring major benefits to the flow of traffic to this congested part of the city. By including the bridge maintenance work at the same time, we can avoid further major disruptions in the near future.

“Traffic will be able to travel through the area during the work, and businesses will be open as usual. However drivers are advised to plan their journeys in advance to take account of delays.”

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9:27am Tue 10 Jun 14

Danny A says...

The picture shows the Thames water work which has been ongoing since January and has closed the cycle and foot subways. This work was due to be completed by April...
It's worth pointing out the serious inconvenience to non-motorised traffic who continue to face an awkward detour.
The picture shows the Thames water work which has been ongoing since January and has closed the cycle and foot subways. This work was due to be completed by April... It's worth pointing out the serious inconvenience to non-motorised traffic who continue to face an awkward detour. Danny A
  • Score: 2

9:32am Tue 10 Jun 14

docs says...

All that appeared to happen yesterday was that they put up some 30mph speed limit signs - all the way to Heyford Hill. I suppose that would slow things down a bit...
All that appeared to happen yesterday was that they put up some 30mph speed limit signs - all the way to Heyford Hill. I suppose that would slow things down a bit... docs
  • Score: 4

11:23am Tue 10 Jun 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

docs wrote:
All that appeared to happen yesterday was that they put up some 30mph speed limit signs - all the way to Heyford Hill. I suppose that would slow things down a bit...
They were all the way from the Rose Hill roundabout when I passed on Sunday.

A touch enthusiastic I thought...
[quote][p][bold]docs[/bold] wrote: All that appeared to happen yesterday was that they put up some 30mph speed limit signs - all the way to Heyford Hill. I suppose that would slow things down a bit...[/p][/quote]They were all the way from the Rose Hill roundabout when I passed on Sunday. A touch enthusiastic I thought... Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: 0

9:52pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

I've driven between Abingdon Road and the A34, and visa versa, yesterday and today, seen plenty of people and bollards, but not much in the way of work.......I can see why it's going to take 6 months to complete now.
They should bring in some engineers from Japan, having seen what they can accomplish, I reckon they'd have it done in a fortnight...
I've driven between Abingdon Road and the A34, and visa versa, yesterday and today, seen plenty of people and bollards, but not much in the way of work.......I can see why it's going to take 6 months to complete now. They should bring in some engineers from Japan, having seen what they can accomplish, I reckon they'd have it done in a fortnight... Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 1

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