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Essential repairs for A303 near Amesbury

Written by: Neil

Highways England engineers have completed an investigation into recent resurfacing works for a stretch of the A303 near Amesbury in Wiltshire and have concluded the road surface will need to be replaced.

A project to deliver smoother journeys for local travellers was completed for the A303 between Countess Roundabout and Cholderton last winter. However, the stone used in the original scheme was later shown to be contaminated with low-quality materials and therefore further work is now required to fix this problem.

Highways England project manager Paul Vosper commented: "Leaving the surface in place for any longer than necessary could possibly lead to further unplanned problems in the future and further disruption.

"That is why we have acted quickly to rectify the situation and well ahead of the school summer holidays when traffic flows increase significantly."

This latest project will affect the east and westbound carriageway of the A303 for a total of five miles and will get underway from June 30th and is expected to take approximately three weeks to complete.

During this time, a series of overnight closures for the carriageway will take place daily between the hours of 20:00 and 06:00 BST.

Motorists planning journeys in the area have therefore been advised to allow extra time to reach their destination, as diversions will be in effect taking in several local roads. Full details can be found on the Highways England website and the route will be clearly signposted for travellers.

 

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