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Wheatley Interchange

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Wheatley Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
M40 near oxford 3 - Coppermine - 1960.jpg
Approaching the junction from the east
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Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Fork with spur leading to trumpet + Dumbell
Roads Joined
M40 (junctions 8 & 8A), A40, A418
Junctions related to the A418

Wheatley Interchange is a set of two closely-spaced junctions (numbered junction 8 and junction 8A) on the mainline M40 and one on a spur linking with the A40 towards Oxford.

History and Description

Junction 8

The junction was originally a temporary motorway terminal, where eastbound traffic had a single offslip from the A40 dual carriageway to the bypassed A40 to the east of the junction, and westbound motorway restrictions ended without a junction. The current junction 8 was created by diverting the A40 northbound onto a previously unclassified road to meet the A418, and constructing a fork for free-flowing access between London and Oxford, with the M40 mainline heading north west from the remaining spot.

Junction 8A

sign for junction 8A heading east along the A418

The current junction 8A was originally numbered as part of '8', though this wasn't always shown on maps. It originally consisted of a north-facing half-diamond onto the A418, with emergency access available to the south via a pair of gates, one of which still exists on the A418. When Oxford services were built, the junction was converted into a full-access dumbell and renumbered '8A'.

Spur Junction

The westbound entry onto the A40

The trumpet interchange at the end of the spur, with the A418 and A40 was built in the 1960s when the A40 was upgraded east of Oxford. Due to its age and it not originally being a motorway junction, the junction has tight slip roads, especially linking to the westbound carriageway.


Route To Notes


Birmingham, Banbury


London, High Wycombe


Oxford, Cheltenham


Thame, Aylesbury, Tiddington


London (M40), Wallingford (A329), Milton Common, Tetsworth

Oxford services

Oxford services off junction 8A
Wheatley London Road
Waterstock Golf Club off junction 8A


Wheatley Interchange
Related Pictures
View gallery (10)
A418 M40 J8a sign.jpgJunction 8a, M40.jpgApproaching the M40 Junction 8A.jpgAccess to the A40 south of Wheatley - Geograph - 2367500.jpgWheatley99.jpg
Other nearby junctions
Junctions on the M40
Denham Roundabout • 1A Denham Interchange • 2 Beaconsfield • 3 Knave's Beech • 3A Junction 3A • 4 Handy Cross • 5 Stokenchurch • 6 Lewknor  • 7 Three Pigeons • 8 & 8A Wheatley • 9 Wendlebury  • 10 Ardley • 11 Junction 11 • 12 Junction 12 • 13 Junction 13 • 14 Barford • 15 Longbridge • 16 Junction 16 •  M42 (3A) Umberslade
Proposed extension to M5: M42 3 Portway Island • M42 2 Hopwood Park • M42 1 Harvester Island • M5 4A Catshill • M5 4 Lydiate Ash
Junctions on the A40
      Central London - Denham      Bank • St Paul's • Holborn Circus • St Giles Circus • Oxford Circus • Marble Arch • Lancaster Gate • Shepherds Bush Green • Holland Park Roundabout • Marylebone Flyover • Paddington • Westway Roundabout • Wood Lane • Savoy Circus • Gipsy Corner • Hanger Lane • Ealing Common • Perivale • Greenford Roundabout • Target Roundabout • Polish War Memorial • Hillingdon Circus • Swakeleys • Denham Roundabout
           Denham - Wheatley            Denham Roundabout • Pyebush Roundabout • London End Roundabout • Old Beaconsfield Roundabout • Holtspur Temporary Terminal • Holtspur Roundabout • Knaves Beech • Abbey Way Gyratory • Eden Roundabout • Pedestal Roundabout • Stokenchurch • Three Pigeons • Wheatley
  Wheatley - Cheltenham - Ross  Wheatley • Headington Roundabout • Marston Interchange • Cutteslowe Roundabout • Wolvercote Roundabout • Eynsham Roundabout • Asthall Barrow Roundabout • Burford Roundabout • Cox's Meadow • Benhall Roundabout • Arle Court Roundabout • Golden Valley • Elmbridge Court • Over Roundabout • Highnam Corner • Highnam Roundabout • Forest Gate Junction • Weston Cross • Hildersley Roundabout • Over Ross Roundabout
    Ross - Brecon - Carmarthen    Over Ross Roundabout • Wilton Roundabout • Raglan Interchange • Raglan Roundabout • Hardwick Gyratory • Brynich • Tarell • Square and Compass • Llandeilo • Abergwili • Pensarn
       Carmarthen - Fishguard        Pensarn • Lesneven • Travellers Rest • St Clears Roundabout • Llanboidy Road • Blackbridge • Penblewin • Robeston Wathen • Canaston Bridge • Scotchwell • (Salutation Square) • (Bridgend Square) • (Prendergast Roundabout) • Withybush • Rafael • Windyhall

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