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A34 southbound Botley.jpg
The A34 southbound through Botley.
Local destinations map sign for Cutteslowe Roundabout on A40 eastbound, north Oxford - Coppermine - 10715.jpg
Local destinations map sign for Cutteslowe Roundabout on A40 eastbound, north Oxford

This picture is an indirect tribute to Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy. Immediately behind the sign is one of the Sunderland Avenue hornbeam trees which play a prominent role in the middle volume.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 18, 2007 by J N Winkler
Green light to go - Geograph - 1705795.jpg
Green light to go
A34 - Planned Oxford junctions (1940's) - Coppermine - 11295.jpg
A34 - Planned Oxford junctions (1940's)

from 'Oxford Replanned' by Thomas Sharp

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 18, 2007 by Dadge
The Eastern Bypass - Geograph - 1581731.jpg
The Eastern Bypass
The Eastern Bypass - Geograph - 1581732.jpg
The Eastern Bypass
Windmill Road - Geograph - 1088349.jpg
Windmill Road
The junction of Windmill road and Rock Edge - Geograph - 1581649.jpg
The junction of Windmill road and Rock Edge
Entering Oxford on the B4150 - Geograph - 327342.jpg
Entering Oxford on the B4150
Old road signs outside County Hall - Geograph - 1322852.jpg
Old road signs outside County Hall
Parting of the ways, St Giles - Geograph - 720678.jpg
Parting of the ways, St Giles
Watlington Road - Geograph - 1085570.jpg
Watlington Road
Oxpens Road, Oxford (2) - Geograph - 1571997.jpg
Oxpens Road, Oxford (2)
Oxpens Road, Oxford (1) - Geograph - 1571977.jpg
Oxpens Road, Oxford (1)
Looking back at the bend - Geograph - 1412417.jpg
Looking back at the bend
St Aldates, Oxford - Geograph - 17233.jpg
St Aldates, Oxford
Donnington Road bridge over the Isis (Thames) - Geograph - 1324098.jpg
Donnington Road bridge over the Isis (Thames)
Donnington Bridge - Geograph - 1253324.jpg
Donnington Bridge
Donnington Bridge from the towpath - Geograph - 1253303.jpg
Donnington Bridge from the towpath
Donnington Bridge, Oxford, from downstream - Geograph - 190874.jpg
Donnington Bridge, Oxford, from downstream
M40 Between J8 & J9 The Day Before Opening - 1991.jpg
Taken the day before the opening of the M40 extension, from the Oakley area. Photo used with photographer's permission.
Wolvercote Viaduct - Geograph - 1387811.jpg
Wolvercote Viaduct
Major construction work is currently being undertaken on the Wolvercote Viaduct, here it is viewed from the bridleway which passes below it.
Oxford northern ring road - Geograph - 2001.jpg
Oxford Northern Ring Road
Hornbeam trees in Sunderland Avenue on the northern Ring Road (A40), close to the intersection with Banbury Road at the Cutteslowe Roundabout. These trees were immortalised by Philip Pullman in his 'His Dark Materials' cycle.
Botley Road bridge, Oxford - 1979 renewal - Geograph - 816710.jpg
Botley Road bridge, Oxford - 1979 renewal
In November 1979, the girders carrying one of four railway lines over Botley Road, the main western exit from Oxford, were replaced with a new structure. Unfortunately, the Victorians built their bridge abutments to last: the whole job overran spectacularly, leading to much lamentation in the Monday morning rush hour...
Thames at Isis Bridge - Geograph - 871977.jpg
Thames at Isis Bridge
The bridge carries the A423, the ring road circling Oxford to the south, across the river. Seen from the Thames Path.
Cutteslow Roundabout grade separation.png
1965 plan for the dualling of Oxford Northern Bypass included grade separation of Cutteslowe Roundabout. East facing slip roads only are provided to the A40 with what appears to be west facing slips being the existing service roads to nearby houses. These service roads would have been severed at their western end to prevent through traffic gaining access to Wolvercote Roundabout.
Oxford.JPG
An aerial view of the city from 2500m.
A4142 Eastern Bypass (C) Stuart Logan - Geograph - 2800671.jpg
A4142 Eastern Bypass (C) Stuart Logan
This elevated section of the Oxford Ring Road is passing over the Garsington Road. In the distance Didcot power station cooling towers create a little localised strato-cumulus.
Geograph-2385508-by-Basher-Eyre.jpg
Beaumont Street in early April
Oxford Inner Relief Road 1968.png
1968 proposals for a relief road around the centre of Oxford
A40 Oxford Improvements early 90s.png
Early 1990s proposals to upgrade the A40 between Oxford and Witney to dual carriageway along with bypasses for the roundabouts north of Oxford.

This consisted of three separated schemes. These are Witney to Cassington (top map), North of Oxford (bottom map west of Marston) and Headington Bypass (bottom map east of Marston). North of Oxford and Headington were withdrawn from the roads programme in 1994 and Witney to Cassington lingered on until 1996 when the orders for this scheme were withdrawn.

There is uncertainly as to the existing westbound exit slip at Marston, shown uncoloured on the map. Someone decided to print the title of the scheme over this part of the junction which hides it from view. The merge of the existing and new westbound A40 immediately to the east of this slip road would create some terrible weaving if the slip road remains open. Furthermore traffic on the existing A40 can use the roundabout on the north side of the junction to complete this movement if the slip road is closed. Until a map is available showing the junction completely unobscured I will leave it in place.

 

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