Further information on up-coming surveys in the Countess roundabout area
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10 March 2020
As part of ongoing preparation work for the A303 Stonehenge upgrade, we’re carrying out overnight surveys in the Countess Roundabout area from Monday 16 March until Thursday 19 March 2020.
Why are you doing surveys?
The surveys will allow us to test ground conditions and the strength of the existing road. To minimise disruption, they are scheduled to happen between 8pm and 5am.
Small sections of the road need to be temporarily closed for the safety of Highways England workers, drivers and the local community.
One lane will be closed on Countess roundabout, on the approaches to the roundabout on the A345 and on the A303 – from 300 metres west of Countess roundabout extending 700 metres eastwards. These lane closures will be removed each morning by 5am.
When is this work taking place?
Surveys will take place overnight between Monday 16 March and Thursday 19 March 2020.
How will this work affect me?
We need to temporarily close small sections of the road to ensure the safety of workers, road users and the local community. However, the road will still be open for traffic throughout the duration of the works.
Will this work create additional noise?
The surveying machinery will run in 20-minute intervals during working hours and will produce some noise. The noise will be similar to the sound of a motorcycle and could be heard by residents living near-by.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused while we carry this work out and thank residents for their continued patience.
Who’s carrying out the survey work?
We are responsible for this work and our approved subcontractor, WDM, are performing the surveys on our behalf. The surveys will require a small team on the site to operate survey equipment and setup the lane closures.
How do I find out future updates about these works?
We will provide any necessary updates to these survey works on the website and on our social media, so keep checking our channels below to stay up-to-date.
How can I get in touch?
If you would like more information or want to speak to a member of the project team, then please contact us through:
Phone: 0300 123 5000