Have your say over plans for A303 at Stonehenge

Plans to build a 2.9km tunnel around Stonehenge were announced in 2015. Credit: PA Images

The government has released its latest plans to upgrade the A303 at Stonehenge in Wiltshire. They include construction of a tunnel for traffic under the historic site.

The A303 corridor is one of the main routes into the South West alongside the M5.

Plans to improve the road were initially released two years ago but a consultation period starting today (Thursday 12/01) means local residents will now have their say.

The Stonehenge scheme 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.

WATCH: Last year English Heritage released a film showing how the site could look without traffic.

Public consultation sessions will take place in a number of locations over the next few weeks:

  • The Manor Barn, Manor House, Winterbourne Stoke on Saturday, 14 January (11am-5pm)

  • Antrobus House, Amesbury, on Wednesday, 18 January (2pm-8pm)

  • Shrewton Village Hall, The Hollow, Shrewton, on Friday, 20 January (5pm-9pm)

  • Avon Valley College, Recreation Road, Durrington, on Saturday 21 January (11am-5pm)

  • Larkhill Primary School, Wilson Road, Larkhill, Tuesday, 24 January (5pm-9pm)

  • The Manor Barn, Manor House, Winterbourne Stoke on Friday, 27 January (2pm-8pm)

  • Salisbury Guildhall, The Market Place, Salisbury, on Saturday 28 January (11am-5pm)

  • Grove Hall, Church Street, Mere, near Warminster, on Saturday 4 February (11am-5pm)

  • Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, on Monday 6 February (2pm-8pm)

  • Antrobus House, Amesbury, Wednesday, 8 February (2pm-8pm).

The consultation runs between 12 January and 5 March. Following the consultation the preferred route will be announced later in 2017 and is subject to the completion of statutory procedures for development consent.