Shrewton Traffic Action GroupRead the petition
The closure of the A344 at Stonehenge Bottom has had the effect of west bound traffic, backing up to Thruxton on some weekends, sending “sat navers” off the A303 and onto our back roads.
Some pictures of the chaos have been taken. More can be seen HERE.
It’s worth noting that the weight limit in our village is 2 Tons….Do you know the weight of your vehicle when fully loaded? SUVs, MPVs large 4 x 4s and a large number of LGVs exceed this limit. For example an average Range Rover weighs 2.5 Tons!
Councillor Ian West and a number of like minded people have worked tirelessly to draw attention to the worsening traffic situation in our area, which is why we created our petition and it has over 1300 signatures now! With signees from all over the UK and other countries. Wiltshire County Council, The Highways Agency and English Heritage are not listening and everyone is blaming each other for the increase in the traffic and the queues.
Our priority remains to support Cllr. West in his efforts to get the A303 dualled all the way to Cornwall. Ian’s letter published in the Western Daily Press on 13 September addressed to Rt. Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP Secretary of State for Transport.
If we all just sit on our hands, nothing will be done before someone is killed!!
Restructuring of the Long Barrow roundabout was done badly and only caused more problems. Now they want to improve the improvements!!! – but at what cost? The authority was given by the new Under Secretary of State for Transport: Mr Robert Goodwill MP following many complaints from users of the new layout and the fact that drivers use all three lanes to get into the single carriageways heading east or west. What did they do….put in some dotted lines!! An accident waiting to happen!
See more about the goings on with STAG including more photos of the chaos.
The STAG Blog: staga303.blogspot.co.uk – updated most days.
The WiSBAng Blog : Bypasswinterbournestoke.blogspot.co.uk
Also, on Facebook – Stonehenge traffic action group – stag
STAG proposes that the signed petition, along with the results of the on-line petition, should be passed to the following for action to be taken:
Mr Robert Goodwill MP – Under Secretary for Transport – Roads
Rt.Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP – Secretary of state for Transport
Mr John Glen – MP for Salisbury
Cllr Ian West – Wiltshire Councillor Till Valley Division (for information)
STAG: Stonehenge Traffic Action Group