Oxford ring road improvements get council approval

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

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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