ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984-SECTION 14(1)(B) A303 TRUNK ROAD (STONEHENGE WINTER SOLSTICE, WILTSHIRE) (TEMPORARY RESTRICTION AND PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2019Notice ID: MF0528566
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984-SECTION 14(1)(B) A303 TRUNK ROAD (STONEHENGE WINTER SOLSTICE, WILTSHIRE) (TEMPORARY RESTRICTION AND PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Highways England Company Limited (a) intends to make an Order on the A303 trunk road, near Amesbury in Wiltshire, because of the likelihood of danger to the public.
The restrictions are expected to be in place between 00.01 hours on Sunday 15 December 2019 and ending at 21.00 hours on Monday 23 December 2019. The effect of the Order is:
(a) to impose a 40 miles per hour temporary mandatory speed limit on the A303 trunk road near Amesbury from its junction with the A360 at Longbarrow roundabout to its junction with A345 at Countess roundabout;
(b) to authorise the closure of the laybys:
(i) adjacent to the northern side of the A303 situated 240 metres east of the eastern edge of the A360 Longbarrow roundabout;
(ii) adjacent to the southern side of the A303 situated 660 metres east of the eastern edge of the A360 Longbarrow roundabout;
(iii) adjacent to the eastbound carriageway of the A303 situated 1160 metres east of its junction with the A344;
(iv) adjacent to the westbound carriageway of the A303 situated 1160 metres east of its junction with the A344.
(c) to prohibit vehicles stopping on the verge adjacent to the A303 over the same length as described at (a) above.
These measures will be in the interests of road safety to ensure the safe, free flow of traffic during the Stonehenge Winter Solstice event. The restrictions will not apply to emergency service or special forces vehicles. The temporary mandatory speed restriction, layby closures and stopping prohibition will be clearly indicated by traffic signs throughout the period of danger.
The Order will come into force on 13 December 2019 and have a maximum duration of eighteen months.
Paul Edwards, Highways England Company Limited
(a) Registered in England and Wales under company no. 9346363. Registered office Bridge House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LZ.
General Enquiries relating to this notice may be made in writing to the Service Manager, Gareth Price at Highways England Co Ltd, Brunel House, 930 Hempton Court, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4SR, by telephoning 0300 470 1851 or by email to