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Busy Oxford junction to be made safer
A busy road junction in the centre of Oxford is to have a new layout to make it safer for cyclists reports the BBC.

The roundabout at The Plain in Oxford has a sharp turn left at the top of Cowley Road into Iffley Road and has been the scene of several crashes, many involving cyslists.

The new roundabout layout will mean that the left turn in question will only be possible by circulating the roundabout first.

An Oxfordshire County Council spokesperson is reported to have said that they hoped the improvements would cut accidents.

Sections of the road will be strengthened at the same time.

Until recently, Cowley Road had the highest level of reported crashes of any road in the county. An average of about one every fortnight.

The work at the junction with Iffley Road is due to begin on 9th January and it is expected to last up to six weeks.

Posted : 04/01/2006 11:46:50

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