Work to start on next phase of Access to Headington improvements

Work will begin on the next phase of the Access to Headington transport improvement scheme on Headley Way and Cherwell Drive on Monday 14 May.

Access to Headington is a £16m 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.

This phase of work had previously been postponed, however during recent months the team has carried out some work outside the John Radcliffe Hospital which allows us to make certain sections of the work shorter and less disruptive.

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 recent work on The Slade and people are urged to plan their journeys and check with the bus companies in case services they use are affected.

The team will begin work at the double mini-roundabout near Marsh Lane in order to move the islands and the roundabouts. This work will take approximately three weeks to complete and will be done under temporary traffic lights. Once that is complete, they will carry out some work outside the John Radcliffe Hospital which will take approximately two weeks to complete, this will also be under temporary traffic lights.

Traffic will then go back to two-way, under narrow lanes, whilst we continue to construct the two new junctions at each end of Headley Way.

The work on Headley Way is expected to complete in Mar 2019.

Find out more

We will be holding a drop in session with the project team on Friday 4 May at the Northway Community Centre, Dora Carr Close, Oxford, OX3 9RF between 2pm and 4pm. The information regarding the scheme has not changed since previous exhibitions and there will be no new information however if you have any questions regarding the scheme, the team will be available.