Wendlebury Interchange

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Wendlebury Interchange
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Location
Wendlebury
County
Oxfordshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Grade separated roundabout
Roads Joined
M40, A34, A41
One of the central reserve-mounted signs

The Wendlebury Interchange is junction 9 of the M40. It's also the northern end of the A34's HQDC section, and consequently is often the source of long queues on the northbound carriageway. It's also not unusual to see traffic queueing onto the M40 southbound.

The northbound approach to the junction, as well as M40 J8a southbound, feature unusual central-reserve mounted signs listing only the junction number.

In 2007 there were plans to widen the roundabout to include, amongst other things, three lanes for traffic heading onto the A34 southbound. This was postponed to Summer 2010 due to a lack of funding. Due to the increasing congestion problems at the junction, the B430 has developed as a rat-run.

History

Instead of the A34 and A41, this junction was originally home to the ruler-straight A421 Bicester-A43 road. The current junction opened in 1991 with the rest of the M40. Lane one of the southbound M40 through the junction was later hatched out due to the volume of traffic leaving at the junction.

When the junction was built, Oxfordshire County Council argued that a roundabout would not be suitable here, but were unable to force a change of plans.

Routes

Route To Notes

M40

The MIDLANDS, Northampton, Banbury

M40

London, Aylesbury (avoiding low bridge), Thame

A34

Oxford, Newbury

A41

Aylesbury, Bicester, Buckingham (A4421) 4.5m / 15'0" height limit in 4 miles



Wendlebury Interchange
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Proposed extension to M5: M42 3 Portway Island • M42 2 Hopwood Park • M42 1 Harvester Island • M5 4A Catshill • M5 4 Lydiate Ash
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Winchester - WendleburyWinnall • Kings Worthy • Three Maids Hill • Bullington Cross • Tufton • Litchfield • Beacon Hill • Tot Hill • Andover Road • Speen • Donnington • Chieveley Interchange • Beedon • East Ilsley • West Ilsley • Chilton • Milton • Marcham • Lodge Hill • Hinksey Hill • South Hinksey • Botley • Peartree • Kidlington • Islip • Weston-on-the-Green • Wendlebury
Oxford - Solihull (former)Wolvercote Roundabout • Peartree Interchange • Peartree Hill Roundabout • Southcombe • Monkspath
       Solihull - Salford       Monkspath • Camp Hill Circus • Lancaster Circus • New Town Row • The Scott Arms • Great Barr • Churchbridge • Queen's Square • Beecroft Island • Pottal Pool • Weeping Cross • Creswell • Aston Roundabout • Darlaston Inn Roundabout • Grosvenor Roundabout • Hanford • Blackfriars Roundabout • Knutton Lane Roundabout • Milehouse Roundabout • Wolstanton Roundabout • Talke • Red Bull Crossroads • Monks Heath Crossroads • Gilbent • Kingsway Interchange • Sackville Street Junction
Junctions on the A41
London -
Bicester
Baker Street • Lord's Roundabout • Swiss Cottage • Brent Cross • Hendon Central Circus • Fiveways Corner • Mill Hill Circus • Apex Corner • Brockley • Hartspring • Berrygrove • The Dome • Leavesden Green • Hunton Bridge • Kings Langley • Two Waters • London Road • Bourne End • Chesham Road • Akeman Street • Tring Hill • Buckland • College Road • Woodlands Roundabout • Tesco's Roundabout • Exchange Street Roundabout • Hen and Chickens Roundabout • Henleys Roundabout • Cotton Wheel Roundabout • Rodney House Roundabout • Oxford Road Roundabout • Wendlebury
Former sectionRodney House Roundabout • Baynards Green Roundabout • Banbury Cross • M40 Junction 13 • Barford • Longbridge Island • Stanks Interchange • Copt Hill
Solihull -
Birkenhead
Copt Hill • Hockley Circus • West Bromwich Interchange • All Saints Interchange • Albion Roundabout • Swan Roundabout • Navigation Roundabout • Parkway Roundabout • Steel Roundabout • Patent Shaft Roundabout • Moxley Junction • Oxford Street Island • Bilston Street Island • Chapel Ash Island • Tong Interchange • Pickmere Roundabout • Tern Hill Roundabout • Prees Heath • Hampton Heath Roundabout • Broxton Roundabout • Boughton Heath Roundabout • Hoole Roundabout • Backford Cross • Hooton Crossroads • M53 Junction 5