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Unsafe junction

Reported in the Traffic Lights (permanent only) category anonymously at 20:31, Wed 4 December 2019 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

I have experienced a number of near misses at the Cherwell Drive/Copse Lane/Headley Way junction which is linked to the Marsh Lane junction. Firstly I have experienced 5 near misses when I travelled N/W from the Headley Way left hand lane at the Marston Road junction heading towards Summertown from Copse Lane. When the lights go green, traffic travelling from Marsh Lane & then turning right into Marston Road is travelling at speed & thinks it has right of way, creating the dangerous conflict. Most of the near misses have been around 10.30 on Friday mornings. Secondly the planters between the service road & Cherwell Drive at the Coose Lane junction are incorrectly positioned and block visibility for traffic both when turning out of Copse Lane and also when turning from the service road. Could you please action as a matter of urgency.

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  • Thank you for recently contacting Oxfordshire County Council regarding the Cherwell Drive / Headley way traffic signal junction. We will carry out investigations and check the operation of the signals.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:22, Fri 6 December 2019

  • Thank you for recently contacting Oxfordshire County Council regarding the Cherwell Drive/Headley Way signal junction. Vehicles turning right into Marsh Lane only have priority over oncoming vehicles when the right turn indicative arrow is shown otherwise they are expected to give way to oncoming vehicles.

    The planter locations outside the shops at Cherwell Drive retail area have been designed to be outside the visibility zone of the junction of Copse Lane and Headley Way. This does require drivers to stop at the Copse Lane give way junction to see if vehicles are coming, but this is intentional to slow traffic and increase safety.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:13, Tue 10 December 2019

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