Motorists given advanced warning of traffic disruption

Motorists given advanced warning of traffic disruption

Motorists given advanced warning of traffic disruption

First published in News

DRIVERS are being warned to expect disruption along the Oxford ring road as work continues at Kennington roundabout.

On Sunday, July 27, new contraflow arrangements will come into force, which will reduce the A423 to one lane in each direction between Hinksey Hill roundabout and Heyford Hill roundabout.

This is expected to last until early November.

There will also be various side and slip road closures and turning movement restrictions at Kennington roundabout, Old Abingdon Road and Kennington Road.

Diversion signs will be put in place and road users have been urged to drive with care as they get used to the new temporary layout and obey the 30 mph speed limit.

Oxfordshire County Council is spending £6m in turning Kennington roundabout into a hamburger design and improving the traffic flow at Hinksey Hill.

Cabinet member for transport David Nimmo Smith said: “Work is going well and we will shortly be ready for the next phase. Up until now we have been able to work during off- peak hours to minimise delays, but this is not possible as we enter the next phase.”

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10:03pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

"On Sunday, July 27, new contraflow arrangements will come into force, which will reduce the A423 to one lane in each direction between Hinksey Hill roundabout and Heyford Hill roundabout.".......
.......Oxford will grind to a halt!
Things have been chaotic enough already, with the Muppets leaving signs up advising of lane closures, when there haven't actually been any.
If any planning has gone into what's been done so far, it was obviously done on the back of a beermat in the pub.
"On Sunday, July 27, new contraflow arrangements will come into force, which will reduce the A423 to one lane in each direction between Hinksey Hill roundabout and Heyford Hill roundabout."....... .......Oxford will grind to a halt! Things have been chaotic enough already, with the Muppets leaving signs up advising of lane closures, when there haven't actually been any. If any planning has gone into what's been done so far, it was obviously done on the back of a beermat in the pub. Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 4

10:05pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Cabinet member for transport David Nimmo Smith said: “Work is going well and we will shortly be ready for the next phase. Up until now we have been able to work during off- peak hours to minimise delays, but this is not possible as we enter the next phase.”......
.......Does that mean they're going to be working for more than 6 hours a day?
Cabinet member for transport David Nimmo Smith said: “Work is going well and we will shortly be ready for the next phase. Up until now we have been able to work during off- peak hours to minimise delays, but this is not possible as we enter the next phase.”...... .......Does that mean they're going to be working for more than 6 hours a day? Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 3

10:35am Tue 22 Jul 14

Neonlights says...

"Up until now we have been able to work during off- peak hours to minimise delays"

Only off-peak during daytime. Why can't they work off-peak overnight as well so as to get on with the job and finish it a **** sight quicker.
"Up until now we have been able to work during off- peak hours to minimise delays" Only off-peak during daytime. Why can't they work off-peak overnight as well so as to get on with the job and finish it a **** sight quicker. Neonlights
  • Score: 5

11:20am Tue 22 Jul 14

Sid Hunt says...

Why does the OM continually report about a non-existent roundabout - when was the Abingdon Road roundabout moved to Kennington?
Why does the OM continually report about a non-existent roundabout - when was the Abingdon Road roundabout moved to Kennington? Sid Hunt
  • Score: 2

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