Oxford ring road improvements get council approval

Plans for the new roundabout Transport bosses say similar changes to nearby Heyford Hill roundabout have eased congestion

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Two junctions on Oxford's ring road are to be upgraded in a £2.9m scheme to ease congestion.

Oxfordshire County Council has approved plans for Kennington roundabout and Hinksey Hill interchange on Oxford's southern bypass.

Kennington roundabout will become a "hamburger" style similar to the one on the A40 at Headington and Heyford Hill.

The Hinksey Hill interchange will get a dedicated slip-lane for southbound traffic onto the A34.

Oxfordshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Transport Rodney Rose said: "The improvements at Heyford Hill have already made a significant impact on traffic problems affecting the southern bypass, but that's just one piece of the puzzle.

"The proposed scheme for Kennington and Hinksey Hill is aimed at making a real difference to journey times and tackling congestion as a whole on the southern bypass."

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