Rose Hill junction safety improvements to be made

Safety improvements will be made to the junction at Church Cowley Road and Rose Hill residential access road, Oxford, on Wednesday 10 April to improve visibility and reduce collision risks.

Oxfordshire County Council is planning to make minor changes near the junction to create a separate lane for vehicles travelling to the city centre, accompanied by more road markings. A two-lane northbound approach to the Church Cowley Road junction will be reinstated. This will include the removal of a small number of the cycle lane wands.

This follows local feedback and a review of recent accidents – several of which have involved a motor vehicle and a person cycling.

Bill Cotton, Oxfordshire County Council’s Director for Environment and Place, said: “We are very concerned that there have been several serious road traffic collisions in this area. The works are an important safety action to protect road users and local residents in Rose Hill.

“The works are intended to improve the visibility of vulnerable road users, reduce incidents in this location, and address concerns that vehicles are using the adjacent Rose Hill slip road to bypass the junction.”

During the works it is expected that there will be a single lane closure on the road, therefore, they will be carried out in the evening to minimise disruption.

These works form a part of wider highways review and safety improvements being carried out through the city and county, and the location will continue to be closely monitored. There are no other changes proposed near the junction as part of these works.



For more information about this release contact the Oxfordshire County Council communications team on 01865 323870 or email press.office@oxfordshire.gov.uk