£1.3m bid to improve junction of M40

PLANS have been announced to spend almost £1.3m to resolve problems at a traffic hotspot.

The Department of Transport has revealed it will make changes to junction 10 of the M40, at Ardley, to improve traffic flow. At the moment, northbound motorway traffic exiting at junction 10 to join the A43 regularly have to queue back on the motorway.

Work is expected to start in 2014 to turn Padbury roundabout into a hamburger-style roundabout where southbound traffic will continue directly to a new slip road off the Cherwell roundabout to the M40.

The approach to the Cherwell roundabout will be widened and traffic lights installed. The current M40 southbound slip road from Padbury roundabout will be closed.

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12:05pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Myron Blatz says...

I feel another potential commercial and housing 'opportunity' on the horizon for farmers to convert unprofitable land into 'fields of opportunity' for developers and local Councils, greedily awaiting the '£ signs' to start filling their coffers! If this does indeed encourage more fields and open countryside being 'concreted over' then we will also get more flooding when it rains and snows - not necessarily where rhey build, but affecting nearby areas. All roads lead to ..... more pollution, greater demands upon the land and our environment.
I feel another potential commercial and housing 'opportunity' on the horizon for farmers to convert unprofitable land into 'fields of opportunity' for developers and local Councils, greedily awaiting the '£ signs' to start filling their coffers! If this does indeed encourage more fields and open countryside being 'concreted over' then we will also get more flooding when it rains and snows - not necessarily where rhey build, but affecting nearby areas. All roads lead to ..... more pollution, greater demands upon the land and our environment. Myron Blatz

12:36pm Thu 11 Oct 12

## Nonny Mouse ## says...

Sure you have the right story, chap?
Sure you have the right story, chap? ## Nonny Mouse ##

3:25pm Thu 11 Oct 12

paul from Kennington says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
I feel another potential commercial and housing 'opportunity' on the horizon for farmers to convert unprofitable land into 'fields of opportunity' for developers and local Councils, greedily awaiting the '£ signs' to start filling their coffers! If this does indeed encourage more fields and open countryside being 'concreted over' then we will also get more flooding when it rains and snows - not necessarily where rhey build, but affecting nearby areas. All roads lead to ..... more pollution, greater demands upon the land and our environment.
We could always go back to the good old days of staying in our villages all of our lives, (except for the once a year trip on our horse and cart to St Giles to sell our wares), marry our sisters and have lots of kids with 6 fingers, and wonder about the strange land outside of our sight, but then again probably best not to.
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: I feel another potential commercial and housing 'opportunity' on the horizon for farmers to convert unprofitable land into 'fields of opportunity' for developers and local Councils, greedily awaiting the '£ signs' to start filling their coffers! If this does indeed encourage more fields and open countryside being 'concreted over' then we will also get more flooding when it rains and snows - not necessarily where rhey build, but affecting nearby areas. All roads lead to ..... more pollution, greater demands upon the land and our environment.[/p][/quote]We could always go back to the good old days of staying in our villages all of our lives, (except for the once a year trip on our horse and cart to St Giles to sell our wares), marry our sisters and have lots of kids with 6 fingers, and wonder about the strange land outside of our sight, but then again probably best not to. paul from Kennington

4:09pm Thu 11 Oct 12

online_reader says...

let's hope they design it in a way that doesn't cause lorries to fall over this time...
let's hope they design it in a way that doesn't cause lorries to fall over this time... online_reader

8:00pm Thu 11 Oct 12

bodchris says...

What about the day long queues on the A40 from Eynsham to the Wolvercote Roundabout and then visa versa in the evening? Misery for the thousands on that road.
What about the day long queues on the A40 from Eynsham to the Wolvercote Roundabout and then visa versa in the evening? Misery for the thousands on that road. bodchris

8:01pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Englishman says...

There was nothing wrong with the junction until they spent millions closing the southbound slip road and making all southbound traffic go north crossing A43 bound traffic. Another planning c*** up.
at our expense.
There was nothing wrong with the junction until they spent millions closing the southbound slip road and making all southbound traffic go north crossing A43 bound traffic. Another planning c*** up. at our expense. Englishman

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