A303

National Highways celebrates High Court Stonehenge scheme win

23/02/2024

National Highways has won a legal judgement in the High Court over the secretary of state for transport’s decision to grant the Development Consent Order for the A303 Stonehenge scheme.

Collaborative 'ongoing trial' on A303 'to make our roads safer'

29/01/2024

National Highways has introduced a lower speed limit to improve safety and address severance on a single carriageway section of the A303 through a Wiltshire village.

Snow tries to bury resurrected A303 scheme

11/12/2023

Campaigners are returning to the High Court after ministers again overruled their own planning inspectors to back National Highways' controversial plans to build a tunnel for the A303 at Stonehenge.

Round in (stone) circles? Stonehenge decision faces another legal challenge

29/08/2023

Campaigners have launched a legal challenge to the Government’s renewed approval of the £2bn A303 Stonehenge tunnel scheme.

Ministers again overrule inspectors over A303

17/07/2023

Campaigners have accused the transport secretary of a decision that ‘will permanently disfigure Britain’s most significant and sacred prehistoric landscape’ after he gave the go-ahead for National Highways’ controversial plans for a tunnel for the A303 at Stonehenge.

National Highways digs in over A303 'rethink'

20/09/2022

National Highways has said it is entitled to stick to its cut-price plans for the A303 at Stonehenge and pushed back against a suggestion from UNESCO that reconsideration of the scheme’s planning application should await a meeting of its world heritage body.

Mace's magic wins Stonehenge and Black Cat work

17/06/2022

Mace has won a five-year contract to deliver commercial services on two of National Highways’ major projects through its Complex Infrastructure Programme (CIP).

New consultation for £500m A358 scheme

27/05/2022

National Highways has launched a supplementary consultation for its scheme to upgrade the A358 in Somerset.

National Highways names preferred bidder for £1.25bn Stonehenge scheme

26/05/2022

National Highways has selected the MORE joint venture as its preferred bidder for the £1.25bn contract for the tunnel and main construction work for the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme at Stonehenge.

A358 upgrade 'has been a long time coming'

13/10/2021

National Highways has launched a consultation for the upgrade of the A358 in Somerset, seven years after prime minister David Cameron announced that the scheme would be one of three major schemes in the key A303 corridor.

Tender announced for £60m Stonehenge job

17/06/2021

Highways England has launched its search for a Delivery Assurance Partner to support the delivery of the £1.7bn A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme.

Shapps backs another A303 dualling scheme

04/02/2021

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has given the formal green light to a plan to add a further three miles of dual carriageway to the A303 in Somerset.

Ministers 'could stop digging' as A303 tunnel costs rise

02/03/2020

Highways England has described as ‘speculation’ reports that the planned tunnel for the A303 at Stonehenge could be scrapped.

No light at the end of tunnel funding impasse

06/01/2020

The Planning Inspectorate has passed its recommendation on plans to build a tunnel at Stonehenge to the transport secretary but the project remains unfunded.

UN unhappy as Govt saves £540m on Stonehenge tunnel

04/06/2019

The UN is set to urge ministers to reconsider plans for a tunnel at Stonehenge, including extending the tunnel so its western portal is outside the World Heritage Site – a move the UK has rejected on cost grounds.

UNESCO feedback 'will inform final Stonehenge plan'

16/04/2018

Highways England has pledged to further refine its plans for a tunnel at Stonehenge in response to the views of international heritage experts.

New route for the Stonehenge road tunnel unveiled as costs rise

12/09/2017

Highways England has modified its plans for a road tunnel under Stonehenge as part of its £1.6bn A303 upgrade, however it still faces staunch criticism over the scheme and its mounting costs. 

Government gives green light to Stonehenge tunnel plans

12/01/2017

Plans for a 1.8 mile road tunnel that will run past Stonehenge have been finalised by the Government.  

JV awarded £17.5m design contract for A303

14/01/2016

An Atkins/Arup joint venture has been appointed as design consultant for the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down in Wiltshire.  

Highways England to replace low quality stone on A303

24/06/2015

Highways England will carry out remedial works on the A303 near Amesbury after stone used in the original scheme was contaminated with low quality materials.

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