Access to Headington - 24 July start for next phase


The next phase of Access to Headington will start on 24 July to coordinate with Thames Water's essential sewer works.

Work on the next phase of a major transport improvement project in Headington is to start on 24 July.

The work had originally been set to start in June but unavoidable sewer replacement by Thames Water on St Clements, which was not planned when the schedule for Access to Headington was originally being developed, mean that there has been a rethink.

School holidays

Thames Water will start their work on 10 July and the next phase of Access to Headington has moved back to 24 July. The start dates take advantage of the start of the private and state school summer holidays.

The later start means that the traffic management needed for both schemes can be coordinated to reduce inconvenience.


Minimising impact

County Councillor Yvonne Constance, Cabinet member for Environment, said: “Although our contractors were due to start in June we have decided to put the start back a few weeks.

“Our highways team constantly monitor the situation on our roads and always try to minimise the impact work has on the travelling public. In this case we have been able to be flexible with Access to Headington and both sets of work will take advantage of school holidays when the roads are quieter.”

The next phase of Access to Headington involves the introducing signals on the JR junction and the double mini roundabouts on Marsh Lane. New cycle and pedestrian infrastructure is being provided between Oxford Road and London Road on Headley Way/Cherwell Drive to improve accessibility and safety and encourage modal shift from car use to sustainable transport.