Doubts expressed over future of Lower Thames and Stonehenge tunnel projects

It’s being suggested the future of several prestige transport projects, including are in “increasing doubt” after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak failed to commit to building the northern section of the HS2 high-speed rail line to Manchester. The Guardian reports MPs and transport industry experts now believe that a number of other schemes, including the Lower […]

Campaigners start new legal fight against Stonehenge tunnel

The Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site pressure group has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to pay legal fees in its ongoing battle against the building of a tunnel to carry traffic on the A303 near Stonehenge in Wiltshire. The campaigners are fighting a decision made last month to grant planning consent for the project, something […]

Mace wins contract to control costs on National Highways Stonehenge tunnel

Mace has been appointed as the Complex Infrastructure Programme (CIP) Commercial Partner on delivery of the A303 Stonehenge between Amesbury and Berwick Down dualling scheme and the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements. The company will deliver commercial services including cost consultancy and quantity surveying, as well as acting as a liaison between National […]

National Highways chats to the public about Stonehenge Tunnel plans

A so-called “chatty van” used by National Highways is being used to engage with people in Wiltshire about plans for a tunnel on the A303 under Stonehenge. Members of the project team were out over the weekend and will be this week to give updates on what’s happening on the scheme, in a bid to […]

A303 Stonehenge approval to be re-considered

Plans to dual the A303 at Stonehenge could be re-approved in 2022 despite a successful court challenge. The Department for Transport (DfT) granted permission to National Highways in late-2020 to dual the A303 near the World Heritage Site at a cost of £1.7bn, via a new tunnel. The High Court quashed this decision in July 2021 following a successful judicial review by […]

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