The statement below from Janice Hassett is a personal view and does not represent the views of the Civil Parish Council or Shrewton.com.
“The STAG campaign was set up in August 2013, following the closure of the A344 to accommodate the new Stonehenge Visitor’s Centre. We needed to get something done about the build up of traffic on the A303, a major route that allows one to travel east and west in the south of the county. The A344 was a major through route between the A303 and the north of the county and closing it, not only created queues on the A303 but also created consistent rat running through villages around the Stonehenge area, as drivers divert off, trying to find alternative routes to avoid the queues on this main arterial route. Adding to the queues are visitor’s wishing to see the monument. When previously, they could turn off the A303 onto the A344 and visit the monument along with what was the old visitor’s centre now demolished, have to remain on the A303 for a further 1 and a half miles to Longbarrow roundabout and turn right to the new visitor’s centre, therefore adding to the build up of traffic and the dangerous act of taking “on the move” photos of the monument as they pass by.”
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