Local exhibitions and website for Access to Headington

Plans for the first stage of the work on Access to Headington will go on public display locally next week.

Local residents and anyone else with an interest in the transport improvement work that will be carried out are invited to the Cheney School Community Centre on Friday 30 September between 4pm and 7.30pm and also on Saturday 1 October between 10am and 1pm.

Visitors will be able to see plans for the first stage of work which will start on the junction of Old Road, Roosevelt Drive, Gipsy Lane and Warneford Lane as well as the traffic management that will be used.

Answering questions

Staff from the council and contractors, Skanska, will also be on hand to talk visitors through the work and answer questions.

County Councillor David Nimmo Smith, Cabinet member for transport, said: “Access to Headington has understandably been the subject of a great deal of local interest.

“It is a major investment in local transport in the area and, while the work is being done, there will be disruption although we will do what we can to minimise this for people traveling in the area as well as local residents

“However we will explain clearly at the exhibitions how the disruption in the short term will be worth it for the long term improvements.

“The Headington area is going to see significant development in the future – more people and jobs means more people travelling on the roads. We have to invest now so that the transport infrastructure can cope with the demands of the future.

“There will also be concerns about how we will do our work and how it will fit in with the hospital’s heat pipeline scheme, so we will also be answering questions on that too.”

Letters to residents

Letters are being delivered to residents in the area. Anyone with or without a letter is welcome to attend at a time to suit them.

View the website

Those who can’t get along can see all the information at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/accessheadington as well as sign up for regular e-bulletins.