Stonehenge News Blog Stonehenge tunnel plans submitted to Planning Inspectorate. "Officially known as the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down Improvement, the plan includes a flyover at Countess Roundabout in Amesbury, alongside the Blick Mead settlement, and a bypass for Winterbourne Stoke.More than 54,000 people have signed a petition started by the Stonehenge Alliance, which opposes the plans.It said if the tunnel had to go ahead it should be a deep-bored tunnel of at least 2.8 miles (4.5km) long. Facts surrounding the traffic issues at Stonehenge and how the A303 should be improved to overcome this, without harming the historic landscape "It is thought they form the largest prehistoric monument ever discovered in Britain, and experts believe they may have served as a boundary to a sacred area.Announcing the delay, Transport Minister Andrew Stephenson said the decision to add the four-month extension was "without prejudice to the decision on whether to give development consent. Visit our Stonehenge Tunnel decision delayed again due to archaeological find Concerns mount over plans for two-mile road tunnel past Stonehenge- THE GUARDIAN. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Shock horror, a neolithic remain on Salisbury plain!And so the circus continues! We use cookies to personalize and improve your experience on our site. Location : The A303 westbound between the junctions with the A350 and the A371 .

The short stretch running past the Stones could easily be widened to 4 lanes without any tunnel and allow us all to enjoy seeing Stonehenge without paying a ridiculous fee for the privilege as we have done for so many years.Ben & Ben – good points. The A303 at Stonehenge has been a traffic hotspot for many years That was assessing everything from the impact on traffic, to environmental and archaeological concerns. "English Heritage chief executive Kate Mavor welcomed the announcement and thanked the government for its support. The Knotty Problem of the A303 and Stonehenge. And how convenient for the Greenies to discover an archaeological remain close to Stonehenge. "He said the A303 is "one of our most important regional arteries" but has become "one of those totemic projects symbolising delay and obstruction".
The three JVs Concerns mount over plans for two-mile road tunnel past Stonehenge- THE GUARDIAN. Reason : Roadworks are planned. "Governments have been trying to fix it since the 1980s," he said. Explore the scheme in images and visualisations on our interactive map. The A303 upgrade will include 13km of dual carriageway, the 3km Stonehenge Tunnel under the World Heritage site and a new viaduct over the River Till valley. STONEHENGE A303 TUNNEL NEWS LINKS: Planning inspectorate examination of A303 Stonehenge tunnel scheme by planning inspectors start – SALISBURY JOURNAL. Live traffic news for a303, 24 hours a day, from AA Roadwatch. Plans to dig a two-mile (3.2km) road tunnel near Stonehenge have been given the go ahead by the chancellor. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. These are external links and will open in a new window It is unclear what impact this latest announcement will have on the construction timeline.The A303 upgrade will include 13km of dual carriageway, the 3km Stonehenge Tunnel under the World Heritage site and a new viaduct over the River Till valley.Highways England has always maintained that the tunnel will reduce congestion and increase tranquillity in an area of national historical importance.Highways England project director Derek Parody added: “We have received the announcement to defer the DCO decision on the A303 Amesbury to Berwick upgrade and we will be working with the Department for Transport in the coming months to assess the timescales for the project.“We are confident that the proposed scheme presents the best solution for tackling the longstanding bottleneck on this section of the A303 returning the Stonehenge landscape to something like its original setting and helping to boost the south west economy.”Two 38t gantries spanning the width of the M6 were installed in…Today marks the close of the consultation on the £6.8bn Lower Thames…Additives in concrete paving could enable it to reduce elevated levels of…Four giant remote-controlled transporters were deployed on the M53 this weekend to…What a surprise to place a “temporary” halt to giving the go ahead to this greatly needed project. A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down (Stonehenge) Home About Benefits Our approach News Library Keep in touch ☰ Reuniting the Stonehenge landscape and improving your j

We plan to improve the A303 past Stonehenge with a new high quality dual carriageway and two-mile long tunnel, which will remove traffic from a large part of the Stonehenge landscape. “History is what links us, the community of the living with our ancestors.