Perhaps this Easter you’ll be wanting to get away for a little break? And as we all make our way to the Beautiful Land, the kids playing eye-spy in the back of the car, the dog nestling quietly on the floor, the Carpenters’ wistful melodies spreading peace and calm across the motorway lanes, there is no greater pain than sitting behind miles of Wiltshire traffic, produced by the rubbernecking o’er the crest of the hill towards the Stones. There is no denying they are a sight to behold, but for years, passing drivers have sought to catch a glimpse of the once-free statues. No more so than now, when entrance fees alone set a family of four back £50 (and that’s before you get to the gift shop and restaurant)!
But there may be some relief ahead. The proposed Development Consent Order for highway improvements, including an underpass between Amesbury and Berwick Down, is going to be examined in public this Summer and you can find the timetable here: National Infrastructure Planning - A303 Stonehenge.
The Highways England proposal document can be found here: A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down.