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A303 Stonehenge Scheme, Exeter

  • Lecture
  • Exeter
  • 19 March 2020
  • 18:00 - 19:30
A303 Stonehenge Scheme, Exeter

About this event

Event cancelled

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The presentation will cover the development of the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down (Stonehenge) highway improvement, from the announcement of the Preferred Route to completion of the Examination into the draft Development Consent Order.

The scheme forms part of a package of proposals for the A303/A358 corridor, improving this vital connection between the South West and London and the South East. Subject to achieving an approved Development Consent Order (“DCO”), enabling works are planned to start in 2020 with the main construction works following in late 2021. The Scheme is due to open to traffic in late 2026.

The Scheme would resolve traffic problems and, at the same time, protect and enhance the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site. Key components comprise:

  • A bypass to the north of Winterbourne Stoke with a long viaduct, approximately 220m over the River Till valley;
  • A new junction between the A303 and A360 to the west of and outside the World Heritage Site, replacing the existing Longbarrow roundabout;
  • A twin-bore tunnel approximately 3km in length past Stonehenge;
  • A new flyover at Countess roundabout.


Tim Harper

Tim is a chartered engineer with an HND and BSc Honours degree from the Polytechnic of Wales (now University of Glamorgan).

Since August 2017 he has been the Local Routes Lead on the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down (Stonehenge) project with responsibility for county road improvements, public rights of way and accommodation works. He has also acted as engineering lead during discussions and negotiations with landowners and other stakeholders.

Event venue

Exeter University
Room 103, Harrison Building
Streatham Campus
Exeter EX4 4QF
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Barbara Sweet

e: [email protected]