Work goes on to build new bypass hamburger

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council is spending £6m on turning the Kennington roundabout at the southern end of Abingdon Road into a “hamburger” style junction Oxfordshire County Council is spending £6m on turning the Kennington roundabout at the southern end of Abingdon Road into a “hamburger” style junction

Work is continuing on upgrading a major junction in Oxford.

Oxfordshire County Council is spending £6m on turning the Kennington roundabout at the southern end of Abingdon Road into a “hamburger” style junction, featuring a new carriageway going through the central island.

But this has caused traffic delays in the area.

Work on the scheme, which will create a new, separate lane for traffic heading from Heyford Hill into Abingdon Road, started this week and is due to continue until November.

The existing hamburger roundabouts, at Green Road, Headington, and Heyford Hill, have had a dramatic impact on traffic jams.

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9:00am Wed 11 Jun 14

Myron Blatz says...

Not so sure about 'dramatic effect' other than traffic ques and delays on the Eastern Bypass have not seemingly improved since the Heyford Hill 'hamburger' was cooked-up! Nor is it helping the traffic on Abingdon and Donnington Bridge roads - the latter is already a total nightmare.
Not so sure about 'dramatic effect' other than traffic ques and delays on the Eastern Bypass have not seemingly improved since the Heyford Hill 'hamburger' was cooked-up! Nor is it helping the traffic on Abingdon and Donnington Bridge roads - the latter is already a total nightmare. Myron Blatz
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11:46am Wed 11 Jun 14

Canismajoris says...

How about having this work done at night and weekends as-well as the daytime. The work is due to finish in December? One roundabout 6 months of disruptions, surely this is an insane policy.
How about having this work done at night and weekends as-well as the daytime. The work is due to finish in December? One roundabout 6 months of disruptions, surely this is an insane policy. Canismajoris
  • Score: 9

12:14pm Wed 11 Jun 14

King Joke says...

It's County policy to only run roadworks 9-5 Mon-Sat, and always has been. It's cheaper that way.
It's County policy to only run roadworks 9-5 Mon-Sat, and always has been. It's cheaper that way. King Joke
  • Score: 1

12:54pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Neonlights says...

Went past this morning. The usual lanes closed off for no reason - i.e. no workmen there. A bit further up the road by the roundabout itself was a car parked on the verge with a couple of workmen scoffing their sarnies and showing one another **** on their smartphones. Then on up to the A34, further workmen being propped up by their shovels, and several others looking down a hole.
No wonder this country has gone to the dogs.
Went past this morning. The usual lanes closed off for no reason - i.e. no workmen there. A bit further up the road by the roundabout itself was a car parked on the verge with a couple of workmen scoffing their sarnies and showing one another **** on their smartphones. Then on up to the A34, further workmen being propped up by their shovels, and several others looking down a hole. No wonder this country has gone to the dogs. Neonlights
  • Score: 4

1:23pm Wed 11 Jun 14

King Joke says...

You missed out the five blokes standing around a digger scratching their heads, one scratchis ar5e and one more scratching his |30||0cks.
You missed out the five blokes standing around a digger scratching their heads, one scratchis ar5e and one more scratching his |30||0cks. King Joke
  • Score: 4

1:27pm Thu 12 Jun 14

southoxonman says...

The changes to the Heyford Hill roundabout have made no difference at all....Traffic regularly queued back to Cowley Retail park on the Eastern Bypass. How exactly have these "Dramatic Improvements" been measured and by who ??
The changes to the Heyford Hill roundabout have made no difference at all....Traffic regularly queued back to Cowley Retail park on the Eastern Bypass. How exactly have these "Dramatic Improvements" been measured and by who ?? southoxonman
  • Score: 1

1:39pm Thu 12 Jun 14

King Joke says...

What about on the other two arms, ie the Southern Bypass and the Sandford Link? THe only one I have experience of is the Sainsbury's exit and that is darn sight easier since the work was done. I recognise however that the Sainsbury's arm does not provide the most important flow at this junction.
What about on the other two arms, ie the Southern Bypass and the Sandford Link? THe only one I have experience of is the Sainsbury's exit and that is darn sight easier since the work was done. I recognise however that the Sainsbury's arm does not provide the most important flow at this junction. King Joke
  • Score: 0

9:52pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

To be honest I'm gob-smacked that work is only really being done between 10am and 4pm, no wonder it's going to take 6 months.......
.......If the county council had actually thought this contract through, they'd have realised 24 hour working was far more sensible, there are no houses in the near vicinity, so nobody would be disturbed, and the work would probably be completed in 6 - 8 weeks, and possibly cost less.....but of course, they only believe in 9 - 5 working...
To be honest I'm gob-smacked that work is only really being done between 10am and 4pm, no wonder it's going to take 6 months....... .......If the county council had actually thought this contract through, they'd have realised 24 hour working was far more sensible, there are no houses in the near vicinity, so nobody would be disturbed, and the work would probably be completed in 6 - 8 weeks, and possibly cost less.....but of course, they only believe in 9 - 5 working... Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 0

8:10am Fri 13 Jun 14

King Joke says...

It's sheer penny-pinching. Night-time working involves paying shift allowance. You're right it's absolutely pathetic. Look how the HA manages to patch the A34 around Oxford using night-time possessions.
It's sheer penny-pinching. Night-time working involves paying shift allowance. You're right it's absolutely pathetic. Look how the HA manages to patch the A34 around Oxford using night-time possessions. King Joke
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