The general public has been given four weeks to register views on the newly revised £1.6bn Stonehenge tunnel proposals.
The supplementary consultation is now open and will close on 14 August. Plans for the tunnel were amended after an earlier consultation this year.
Changes include removing a previously proposed link road, widening of a green bridge and moving the proposed modification of Rollestone crossroads to provide a more compact layout.
The link road was between Byways 11 and 12 in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS) and is being removed to avoid affecting the setting of the Normanton Down barrow group and tranquillity of the site.
A green bridge proposed near the existing Longbarrow roundabout is being widened to improve the “physical and visual connection” between the northern and southern parts of the WHS.
Highways England said it received more than 5,000 responses to the earlier consultation on improving the A303 route past Stonehenge, between Amesbury and Berwick Down. The new route includes a 2.9km long tunnel a dual carriageway and a “much-needed” bypass north of Winterbourne Stoke.
Highways England project director for the A303 Stonehenge scheme Derek Parody said: “We had a great response to our earlier consultation and have acted on the feedback. We now want to get people’s views on our proposed changes to our original consultation.
“The further feedback we get will allow us to make sure we have got the best scheme before we make our application later this year to build the scheme.
“Meanwhile we continue to work with heritage groups including Historic England, English Heritage, the National Trust, and experts in the field, including the Stonehenge Scientific Committee - a body of leading independent archaeologists - to ensure a new route is built sensitively to the World Heritage site.”
To respond to the consultation visit www.highways.gov.uk/a303stonehenge/consultation.
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