The next stage of survey work in preparation for the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down improvement scheme (near Stonehenge) will focus on Countess roundabout.
For three weeks a
Derek Parody, Highways England Project Director, said: “Our ongoing survey work in no way pre-empts the outcome of the Development Consent Order examination. The surveys are taking place to help bidders with their tenders, ensure there is no delay to the
“And while the work continues around Countess Roundabout, we’d like to thank local communities and road users in advance for their patience.”
Following the launch of an 18-month procurement process in July, the project reached another milestone at the beginning of October with the conclusion of the six-month DCO examination.
To find out more information on the examination process please visit the Planning Inspectorate’s website.
Highways England’s proposed upgrade of the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down aims to unlock congestion along this vital route, conserve and enhance the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage Site, benefit the local and regional economy and tackle the rat-running issue for local communities. Key features of the scheme include:
– A bypass to the north of Winterbourne Stoke with a viaduct over the River Till valley
– A new junction at Longbarrow connecting to the A360
– A 2-mile tunnel through the World Heritage Site past Stonehenge
– A new junction between the A303 and A345 at the existing Countess Roundabout