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SirWilliam
post Sep 15 2017, 05:52 PM
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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Sep 15 2017, 04:20 PM) *
Being Welsh I demand that the bluestones be returned. Forthwith. 🐉


Being English I concur . wink.gif


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post Sep 15 2017, 06:45 PM
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Being English I demand the Welsh be returned.
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post Sep 15 2017, 09:41 PM
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QUOTE (newres @ Sep 15 2017, 07:45 PM) *
Being English I demand the Welsh be returned.

To POWAAH. I concur.


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SirWilliam
post Nov 16 2020, 08:41 PM
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Bit of "non Covid" news for a change.
The Minister for Transport, (name is irrelevant as he will probably be moved on soon), has rubber stamped the construction of a tunnel on the piece of A303 adjacent to a few sarsen stones.
According to said minister "the experience of the visitor will be enhanced by not having traffic on view".
The tunnel, all £2 billion of it, will NOT increase the traffic flow, bring any form of relief to the inhabitants of Winterbourne Stoke and will quite literally drive a bulldozer through 5,000 years of history.

Why don't they just move the effing stones? Bloke with a low loader and they could put them somewhere that needs a tourist attraction.
Like Milton Keynes. rolleyes.gif


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post Nov 18 2020, 09:31 AM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Nov 16 2020, 09:41 PM) *
Bit of "non Covid" news for a change.
The Minister for Transport, (name is irrelevant as he will probably be moved on soon), has rubber stamped the construction of a tunnel on the piece of A303 adjacent to a few sarsen stones.
According to said minister "the experience of the visitor will be enhanced by not having traffic on view".
The tunnel, all £2 billion of it, will NOT increase the traffic flow, bring any form of relief to the inhabitants of Winterbourne Stoke and will quite literally drive a bulldozer through 5,000 years of history.

Why don't they just move the effing stones? Bloke with a low loader and they could put them somewhere that needs a tourist attraction.
Like Milton Keynes. rolleyes.gif


If you look here and scroll down to the map you will see that the project includes a Winterbourne Stoke by-pass so how it will not "bring any form of relief to the inhabitants of Winterbourne Stoke" I fail to see. Also the project will connect the two ends of current dual carriageway and will eliminate the Countess Roundabout so how it "will NOT increase the traffic flow" I also fail to see.
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post Nov 18 2020, 08:14 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Nov 18 2020, 09:31 AM) *
If you look here and scroll down to the map you will see that the project includes a Winterbourne Stoke by-pass so how it will not "bring any form of relief to the inhabitants of Winterbourne Stoke" I fail to see. Also the project will connect the two ends of current dual carriageway and will eliminate the Countess Roundabout so how it "will NOT increase the traffic flow" I also fail to see.


My beef is with the tunnel, which according to my understanding, will be single carriageway before merging into a dual carriageway at the Salisbury junction and continuing in the form of a by-pass. ASSUMING that is part of the same scheme and not one in the pipeline.
One would have thought the by-pass had preference and then a gradual upgrading until the whole route is dual.

Now I may be completely wrong and I will stand corrected, but there is no justification for a tunnel.


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