A303 - worst road in the country?

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THE A303 has been branded one of the worst roads in the country as Easter holiday traffic caused lengthy snarl-ups.

The stretch of road between Cholderton and Wylye, which includes the notorious Countess Roundabout, appeared on a list of traffic hotspots best avoided in the holiday season.

Only the M25 and the M4 were expected to be busier between Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Traffic queues on the A303 are usually bad as people head to the West Country for holidays but local people say they have been much worse since the A344 near Stonehenge was shut last year, and they fear the new Stonehenge visitor centre could make the problem even worse this year.

A study into traffic flows on the A303 is underway along with a review of Countess Roundabout and English Heritage has requested traffic signs to advise motorists when the Stonehenge visitor centre is full.

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9:22pm Mon 21 Apr 14

bj.stonehenge says...

The traffic problem on the A303 has nothing to do with closing the A344 , the tail backs start long before the A303 and A344 junction . They are exactly the same today as they were before the A344 was closed .,
B Collins
The traffic problem on the A303 has nothing to do with closing the A344 , the tail backs start long before the A303 and A344 junction . They are exactly the same today as they were before the A344 was closed ., B Collins bj.stonehenge
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9:38am Tue 22 Apr 14

PLATO23 says...

I think the A344 closure has now added to the problem because when certain people drive past stonehenge they actually slow to a crawl just to get a picture of stonehenge. so when they slow to about 30mph for over half of the single carriageway stretch this causes the tailbacks to start. i have seen it happen!!!
I think the A344 closure has now added to the problem because when certain people drive past stonehenge they actually slow to a crawl just to get a picture of stonehenge. so when they slow to about 30mph for over half of the single carriageway stretch this causes the tailbacks to start. i have seen it happen!!! PLATO23
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4:03pm Tue 22 Apr 14

hillyanne says...

For goodness sake!Someone in Westminster "get a grip" and dual this wretched trunk road.It's been dragging on since the 1960s( when we used to call in enroute from the West Country to Surrey-before the M4 opened- to use the Stonehenge loos,having followed a caravanserai of caravans for miles!
For goodness sake!Someone in Westminster "get a grip" and dual this wretched trunk road.It's been dragging on since the 1960s( when we used to call in enroute from the West Country to Surrey-before the M4 opened- to use the Stonehenge loos,having followed a caravanserai of caravans for miles! hillyanne
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