Access to Headington - plans for next phase of work go on show at local exhibition

An exhibition providing details on the next stage of work on Access to Headington will take place at Headington Prep School on Thursday 14 December between 2.30pm and 6.30pm.

Access to Headington is a £12.5m project which will deliver improved accessibility and amenity for cyclists, pedestrians and bus users as well as improving traffic flow with new intelligent traffic signals.

The next phase of the work will start on Headley Way in mid-January 2018 and be complete in September.

This stage was postponed earlier in the year to allow Thames Water to carry out emergency sewer works in St Clement’s Street without having an unacceptable impact on the diverted traffic from that area.

The Headley Way work has been designed to minimise the impact on traffic as far as possible and includes building new cycle and pedestrian infrastructure and the conversion of the John Radcliffe Hospital access roundabout and the double mini-roundabouts at Marsh Lane into traffic light controlled junctions.

Most of the construction work will be done using narrow lanes to allow traffic to flow with access to the hospital to operating largely how it does normally. Overall the disruption is expected to be similar to the impact of the current works on The Slade.

County Councillor Yvonne Constance, Cabinet member for Environment, said: “The initial few weeks are expected to be the most disruptive as work needs to be done to remove traffic islands and create the lanes for vehicles to use.

“Road users on Headley Way are advised to leave additional time to complete their journey.

“We appreciate that many people can’t avoid using their own cars and so we would urge them to plan their journeys. For those that have other options it would be a good idea to investigate walking, cycling or public transport.”

More information on Access to Headington can be found here: