A40 Wolvercote and Cutteslowe travel bulletin - 13.7.16
- Each night until Friday 15 July (inclusive) we will be closing the north side of Wolvercote roundabout. This includes the A40 Northern Bypass eastbound from Cassington, A44 in both directions and the A40 Northway (Sunderland Avenue) eastbound. For those wishing to travel eastbound on the A40 Northern Bypass, the diversion will take you from Eynsham onto the B4449, B4044 and A420 onto the A34. You will then be directed to the Pear Tree Interchange. Those wishing to use the A44 the diversion is from Cutteslowe roundabout along the A4165 Banbury Rd to Kidlington roundabout then onto the A4260 Frieze Way. These night works are scheduled to take place between 7pm and 6am.
- From Monday 18 July to Friday 22 July (excluding Saturday and Sunday nights) we will be closing the south side of Wolvercote roundabout as well as Woodstock Road (between Davenent Road and Wolvercote roundabout), Godstow Road (between Mere Road and Wolvercote roundabout), A40 Northern Bypass westbound and A40 Sunderland Avenue westbound. The diversion for those wanting to use the A40 Northern Bypass, the diversion will be via the A34 to Botley Interchange and then follow the A420 to the B4044 and then on to the B4449 at Eynsham. The diversion for Godstow Road will be via First Turn and Mere Road, with access for residents. Those wanting to access the roundabout from either Woodstock Road or Sunderland Avenue will be diverted via Cutteslowe roundabout along the A4165 Banbury Rd to Kidlington roundabout then onto the A4260 Frieze Way. The night time working hours for this closure will be 8pm to 6am.
- Should the work be delayed for any reason, the night closures may potentially be carried over into the week commencing 25 July. Should this be the case, we will be closing the southern half of Wolvercote roundabout (as above) overnight on 25 and 26 July and then we will be closing the northern half of the roundabout (as above) on 27 and 28 July. All diversions are as above.
- We then enter a period of two weeks whereby we are unable to carry out night time work. Night works will continue on 15 August.
Find out more about Cutteslowe and Wolvercote roundabouts on 20 July 2016
Anyone interested in the progress that has been made so far on the roundabouts and approaches at Cutteslowe and Wolvercote are invited to a drop-in event on 20 July 2016 at the Jury’s Inn, Wolvercote, between 11am and 6pm.
Work is now entering the final stages and the finish date has been brought forward from late- November to mid-October.
Members of the team will be on hand to talk through what has been done so far and what is still to be done. There will also be information on a slight change to the design on part of Cutteslowe roundabout.
We have looked again at the final layout of Cutteslowe roundabout and found a way to further improve its efficiency and safety. We now plan to include a separately signalled left turn lane from the Banbury Road for cars wanting to head down the A40 towards Headington.
The changes have no implications in terms of cost or the time it will take to complete the work but does bring a number of improvements on the previously proposed layout.
We are also reducing the approach on the A40 to Cutteslowe roundabout from the originally proposed 4 lanes to 3. This will improve safety on the roundabout and approaches without reducing the capacity of the junction because we can then improve the signal arrangement on Banbury Road allowing more turning movements to happen simultaneously.
RAIL UPDATE: It is worth noting that Network Rail will be doing work to the railway lines between Oxford and Banbury from 30 July to 14 August. Although the work is being done at the quietest time of the year for traffic, it is worth checking if your journeys by rail will be affected. It is also possible that there will be more traffic on the roads as a result of Network Rail's work.
More information here.