Denham Roundabout

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Denham Roundabout, with a blue one-way road sign
Denham Roundabout

The Denham Roundabout is where Western Avenue, the A40, flows into the M40 motorway. The roundabout below facilitates junction 1 (J1) of the motorway to connect with the westbound continuation of the A40, together with the intersection of the road from Uxbridge (A4020) and the road from Slough to Watford (A412).

When the M40 from Denham to High Wycombe was built, Western Avenue was extended at high level to make an end-on join with the motorway, and a larger roundabout was built below the bridges carrying the motorway. When first laid out, the roundabout had the traffic going round it clockwise in the usual way, but as traffic volumes built up, the layout was altered so that the traffic moved round the roundabout in both directions, making it almost a ring road with mini-roundabouts at the points that other roads join the main roundabout.

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Coordinates: 51°33′40″N 0°29′46″W / 51.561°N 0.496°W / 51.561; -0.496