Work complete at £7m improvement scheme

Work began in June to introduce a “hamburger” layout to the Kennington roundabout, which will increase capacity by up to 30% to cope with current and future traffic demand, as well as completing refurbishment of four bridges and the carriageway surface between Hinksey and Heyford Interchanges. The works have also included a new subway to take foot and cycle paths beneath the new lane on Kennington roundabout.

Improvements have also been made to Hinksey Hill interchange with a ‘free flow’ lane added to the A34 southbound on slip road.

This work sits alongside other improvement schemes designed to improve traffic flow in and around Oxford including the work at Frideswide Square, London Road and The Plain roundabout.

The improvements brought to this area will have a positive impact on the local businesses and services, making it easier than ever to visit over the festive period and beyond.

Councillor David Nimmo Smith, Cabinet member for transport said: “I am delighted that this work has now been completed. The improved access through this key route into and around Oxford means that public transport services will also be quicker and more reliable, and I would encourage people to use these services.

“The work has been long and has caused many delays. We are thankful to everyone for bearing with us during the work and I trust will appreciate the improvements that have been made.”