Stonehenge roadworks – A303? – Jan 17th for 14 weeks

17 01 2011

Major roadworks will be taking place on the A303 at Countess Roundabout – starting on Monday 17th January – lasting for 14 weeks, which will result in diversions when visiting Stonehenge. As a result of these roadworks in the immediate area around Stonehenge there will be closures, diversions and some contra flow systems that will affect both carriageways.

Dates: From Monday 17th January the A344 will be closed from its junction of the A303 at Stonehenge bottom to the entrance/exit to Stonehenge. This closure is likely to be in place for up to 14 weeks.
We have been assured that all works are to be completed and that the A344 road closure will be lifted before the Easter weekend.

Click here for ‘zoomable’ OS map showing ‘airmens corner’ etc

Access to Stonehenge:
Arriving:
 Visitors coming to Stonehenge will need to access the site from Airman’s Cross; then driving down the A344 to Stonehenge.

Leaving: When leaving Stonehenge vehicles will have to turn right out of the car park and proceed back down to Airman’s Cross, before rejoining the A303 at Long Barrow. Countess Roundabout;

Details of work to be undertaken

 * Traffic signal installation on all four approaches to the roundabout.
* Widening and resurfacing the A303 approaches to, and around, the roundabout.
* Permanent 40 mph speed limit applied on A303 approaches.
* Safety barrier, road signs and road markings replaced.
* Extension of subway under A303 westbound approach, to accommodate carriageway widening works.
* Renewal of lighting columns, lanterns and installation of associated cables.
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http://www.highways.gov.uk/news/pressrelease.aspx?pressreleaseid=417317
http://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2011/01/16/stonehenge-countess-roundabout-closure/

Merlin @ Stonehenge (stuck in traffic?)
The Stonehenge Website

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