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People urged to give views on A303 Stonehenge consultation

News   •   Feb 28, 2017 09:57 GMT

Still opportunity for public to have their say on proposals to improve A303 past Stonehenge.

People are being urged to come forward with their views before the A303 Stonehenge consultation ends.

The proposals to improve the A303 past Stonehenge come as part of a major roads package to cut congestion in the south west.

The consultation on the proposals for the Highways England dualling scheme continues until March , with comments welcomes via the scheme consultation website.

Project director Derek Parody said: “The consultation on plans to relieve congestion on the A303 around Stonehenge is ongoing and the feedback we receive from everyone is really important in helping us to develop our proposed option.

“We are delighted with the response so far with more than 2,500 people attending our ten information events.

“The consultation website is still live and we would urge anyone who would like to comment on the proposals to do so before consultation ends on March 5.”

The proposed option is that the single carriageway, which currently runs alongside the Stonehenge monument, is moved further away from the stones and put underground in a 1.8 mile dual carriageway tunnel. The proposals will improve journey times for tens of thousands of tourists, commuters, businesses and local people, as well as removing the sight and sound of traffic from this part of the world heritage site.

The Highways England proposals also include a bypass for the village of Winterbourne Stoke and improvements to existing junctions between the A303 and the intersecting A345 and A360 north-south roads.

The upgrade will develop the A303 corridor into a high quality, high performing route linking the M3 in the south east and the M5 in the south west,

The consultation on the proposals for the Highways England dualling scheme continues until March , with comments welcomes via the scheme consultation website.

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