A GAP in the central reservation of the A40 in Oxford could be sealed off for safety reasons. 

The cut-through on the westbound London Road, near Thornhill Park and Ride, currently allows for traffic to turn right from the Nielson House building.

There is already a no-entry rule for any traffic on the eastbound carriageway, but Oxfordshire County Council now wants to close off the gap completely on both sides.

In consultation documents on its website, the authority said this is due to the new flats that offices at Nielsen House are being converted into.

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The plan states: "Oxfordshire County Council proposes to introduce a 'no right turn' prohibition (i.e. only left turns permitted) for traffic entering the A40 London Road from the 'Nielsons' site.

"This is a traffic safety measure associated with the development of the previous ‘Nielsen` site for residential accommodation.

"The existing ‘gap’ in the central reservation between the east and westbound carriageways, west of Thornhill Park and Ride, will be permanently closed for public safety."

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Anyone who wishes to view or comment on the plans can visit the council's website.

Consultation ends at 11.59pm on April 19.