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Road layout at Headington Roundabout has been changed, but no warning sign for approaching drivers

Reported via desktop in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 21:50, Thursday 15 September 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The old road markings as you approached Headington roundabout from Horspath had 'Barton and A40W' in the left lane, 'Barton and A40E' in the middle lane and 'A40E in the right lane. The new road markings that were painted last night have 'A40W' in the left lane, 'Barton and A40W' in the middle lane and 'Barton and A40E' in the right lane. There are no warning signs that the road layout has been changed.

This is potentially extremely dangerous, and confusing. A car using the left hand lane for Barton (thinking the old road layout is still operational) could be hit by a car using the central lane for A4W (following the new road layout). Moreover, any car using the newly sign posted right hand lane for Barton will have to move over immediately, as that lane doesn't in fact lead to Barton (where as the left hand lane and central lane both do).

This urgently needs a warning sign to say that the road layout has been changed.

Council ref: ENQ22933900

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 21:50, Thursday 15 September 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Following the recent refurbishment of the linemarking the clarity of freshly painted lines gives increased clarity for drivers to negotiate the roundabout in the correct lane for their chosen destination and therefore, overall reduces the chances of drivers trying to 'swop lanes' as they negotiate the roundabout itself.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:02, Wednesday 12 October 2022

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