|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Heyford Hill (SP530028)|
|Via:||Eastern By-pass Road|
|Distance:||4 miles (6.4 km)|
|Meets:||A40, A420, B480, A4158, A423, A4074|
|Route outline (key)|
From the Headington Roundabout on the eastern side of town, the road heads south and crosses a set of lights. Until recently this was the only section of the ring road without a central barrier, but a fatal accident caused a concrete barrier and reduced speed limit to be put in place here. There are two more sets of traffic lights, the second one seeing the start of a short parallel road serving the BMW plant - and signed as such.
Things get impressive now as the road rises to have a grade-separated junction with the B480, shortly before having a roundabout with the A4158. There's a low bridge putting height restrictions on the inside lanes and the road then ends at a roundabout with the A4074, a Sainsbury's supermarket and a short stub of the A423, which continues the Oxford Ring Road west to the A34.