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A303: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding is available from (a) central and (b) local government for road improvements to the A303 at Stonehenge in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09. (177162)

[holding answer 9 January 2008]: There are currently no proposals for funding improvements to the A303 running past Stonehenge in 2007-08 or 2008-09. Following our announcement on Thursday, 6 December 2007, Official Report, columns 97-8WS on the A303 Stonehenge Improvement scheme, the Highways Agency will be investigating possible smaller scale measures to improve traffic flows and safety along this section of the A303.

The Department is also working with Department for Culture, Media and Sport and other stakeholders to investigate options for improving the environment around Stonehenge and improving visitor facilities. This work will include an assessment of the possibility of closing the junction of the A344 with the A303. Funding for possible small scale improvements to the A303 will be considered as part of this further work.