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Tunnel to be built under Stonehenge

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english si:
Baldrick doesn't think it's a cunning plan
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrWZ9g1FS2A
Here's an Oxford Don (Professor) going further than I did about the Heritage orginisations only protecting their patches of the WHS: What does it mean that three of the organisations charged with the protection of Stonehenge’s landscape are not just supporting this roadscheme, but are endorsing the fallacy that building a new dual carriageway within a World Heritage Site could ever be in the interests of cultural heritage?

TV Historian Dan Snow makes a point that I have made elsewhere that merely moving the A303 bottleneck is pointless at the moment:
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=o763TkNkzmc

compdude787:
I'm guessing it's not possible to widen the existing road to four lanes?

Comstock:

--- Quote from: compdude787 on February 25, 2017, 05:34:24 PM ---I'm guessing it's not possibrle to widen the existing road to four lanes?

--- End quote ---

One issue is the general ambience around the stoned.  This is an ancient monument so you really don't want an S4 highway thundering past.

But this is one of the longest running sagas in British roads history.I'm not holding my breath for this tunnel.

DJStephens:
Tony Robins (in the first video) is the narrator/host of the five part "Catastrophe" series on world geological and cataclysm theory.   Good stuff. 

english si:

--- Quote from: Comstock on April 14, 2017, 12:13:55 PM ---One issue is the general ambience around the stoned.  This is an ancient monument so you really don't want an S4 highway thundering past.
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A bigger issue is the archaeology around the stones. About the only benefit for archaeology of building the tunnel is that it allows archaeological work to be done along the road that was the lifeblood of the site. Shame the tunnel destroys two of the key neolithic archaeology sites globally...

But the main issue is that English Heritage don't want you getting a cheeky peek at the stones without going and paying serious money at their visitors centre. Though a sensible bypass can do that. And perhaps said bypass can give a view of the 'world-renowned' Salisbury Cathedral spire rising out of the city rather than the main road in the area being some way away from the city that is, by far, the main traffic generator in the area.

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