Surveys continue at Winterbourne Stoke
February 28, 2020
Highways England team in discussion at Countess roundabout

As part of our ongoing programme of surveys along the proposed route of the A303 Stonehenge scheme we’re carrying out more work to assess the condition of the road in Winterbourne Stoke.

Where is this work taking place?

Winterbourne Stoke (see map below)

Map showing where survey work is taking place

Google map view of Winterbourne Stoke showing where survey work is taking place

When is this work taking place?

Overnight Monday 2 March and Tuesday 3 March between 8pm and 5am.

What do the surveys involve?

A “Deflectograph” survey is used to measure the strength and condition of roads.

This survey is carried out in sections of about 300m using a specialised lorry travelling at slow speed, measuring how much the road moves or deflects due to the vehicle’s weight.

This kind of survey is mobile so once a section is complete the temporary traffic lights in place will be moved for the next part to be surveyed.

This work is being carried out on behalf of Highways England by a small team of contractors and needs to be completed to help inform the design of the scheme.

Will you be closing roads?

We won’t be closing the road, but will need to close small sections of one carriageway with temporary traffic lights.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight and moved while the survey work is carried out.

This kind of survey is mobile so once a section is complete the traffic lights in place will be moved for the next part to be surveyed.

Will the work be noisy?

No.

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