Monday 11 September 2017

Stonehenge Tunnel Preferred Route

Highways England Update 11 Sep 2017 on the Stonehenge Tunnel

Our first (non-statutory) public consultation on proposed options took place from 12 January to 5 March 2017.

Following our thorough analysis of all the responses to the consultation on proposed options, as well as undertaking further surveys and assessments, the Secretary of State for Transport announced the preferred route for the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down with the following features:

• A new junction between the A303 and A345 accommodating free-flowing traffic movements between both roads
• A twin-bore tunnel, at least 1.8 miles (2.9 kilometres) long, past Stonehenge
• A new junction to the west of and outside the World Heritage Site (WHS) accommodating free-flowing A303 and A360 traffic movements, as well as a link to Winterbourne Stoke
• A bypass to the north of Winterbourne Stoke
More details of the preferred route including how we have read and considered every response, can be found provided in the documents below.

Moving forward - the preferred route, 4.2 MB (PDF document)

Preferred route plan - simple version, 679.4 kB (JPEG image)

Preferred route plan - detailed version, 730.4 kB (JPEG image)

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