|Location Map ( geo)|
|Roundabout with right-turn cut-through|
|A40, A420, A4142|
|Junctions related to the Oxford Ring Road|
|Botley Interchange • Cowley Junction • Cutteslow Roundabout • Heyford Hill Roundabout • Hinksey Hill Interchange • Kennington Roundabout • Littlemore Roundabout • Peartree Interchange • South Hinksey Junction • Wolvercote Roundabout|
Headington Roundabout is one of the busiest junctions on the Oxford Ring Road.
It is built where London Road crossed Green Road, which headed south-east. In the south-west corner was the built-up area of Headington. The Northern Bypass was built in the 1930s, and plugged into the same junction, which became a small roundabout. A few years later the north-west corner was developed, with a LAR called North Way. The residential area of Risinghurst was built around the same time, but space was left along Green Road for it to become a dual carriageway.
In the 1950s, a residential area was developed around Bayswater Road, and a much larger roundabout was built here. Little demolition was required as space had been left for it.
Green Road then became part of the A4142 Oxford Eastern Bypass, as far as the Kiln Lane junction. London Road and the Northern Bypass were both later upgraded to dual carriageway and traffic levels continued to increase.
The junction was eventually signalised, and received a major upgrade in the mid-2000s when filter lanes and a 'hamburger' through-section were added.
|Ring Road, The MIDLANDS (A34) (M40), Cheltenham, Marston|
|London (M40), Thornhill Park & Ride, Wheatley, Thame|
|Ring Road, Cowley, Business and Science Park|
|City centre, Headlington, Hospital||7.5Ton weight limit|
|Barton, Crematorium||7.5Ton weight limit except for access|