New plans for Cutteslowe and Wolvercote scheme go on show
Exhibition planned for 20 July
Anyone interested in finding out more about the progress that has been made so far on the roundabouts and approaches at Cutteslowe and Wolvercote are invited to a drop-in event on 20 July 2016 at the Jury’s Inn, Wolvercote, between 11am and 6pm.
Work is now entering the final stages and the finish date has been brought forward from late- November to mid-October.
Members of the team will be on hand to talk through what has been done so far and what is still to be done. There will also be information on a slight change to the design on part of Cutteslowe roundabout.
County Councillor David Nimmo Smith, Cabinet member for transport, said: “We have looked again at the final layout of Cutteslowe roundabout and found a way to further improve its efficiency and safety. We now plan to include a separately signalled left turn lane from the Banbury Road for cars wanting to head down the A40 towards Headington.
“The changes have no implications in terms of cost or the time it will take to complete the work but does bring a number of improvements on the previously proposed layout.
“We are also reducing the approach on the A40 to Cutteslowe roundabout from the originally proposed 4 lanes to 3. This will improve safety on the roundabout and approaches without reducing the capacity of the junction because we can then improve the signal arrangement on Banbury Road allowing more turning movements to happen simultaneously.
“The team really appreciate the patience of residents and road users during the work and I hope that the early finish, combined with all the improvements, will have a positive effect for all from mid-October.”