Turner & Townsend are providing a host of services on the scheme

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Highways England has announced a further consultation on a £1.6bn road job to upgrade the A303 past Stonehenge.

The project includes plans to build a road tunnel near Stonehenge, as part of a series of planned upgrades to the A303/A358 corridor to improve connectivity across the south of England.

In response to a consultation that was run earlier this year, Highways England has proposed a number of changes to the scheme.

The changes, which seek to reconnect the two halves of the 6,500-acre World Heritage site (WHS), include removing the previously proposed link between byways 11 and 12 in the Stonehenge WHS to avoid affecting the setting of the site.

The new proposal also involves widening the green bridge proposed near the existing Longbarrow roundabout to improve the physical and visual connection between the northern and southern parts of the WHS

It is also proposing to move the suggested modification of Rollestone crossroads to provide a more compact layout

In April, it was confirmed that Turner & Townsend has been appointed to the A303 Stonehenge scheme.

At the time, Gary Healey, director at Turner & Townsend said: “The A303 upgrade is one of the most significant schemes set to be delivered under the government’s Road Investment Strategy.”

The consultant will provide services including estimating, benchmarking performance, commercial reporting and cost management taking the scheme into construction as part of the three-year contract.