National Highways is advising motorists to plan their journeys along the A303 ahead of next week’s Summer Solstice event at Stonehenge.

The event will take place on Tuesday, 20th June and the morning of Wednesday, 21st June, and with limited parking on site, English Heritage is once again urging visitors to use public transport or car share.

Car parking will be available from 7pm on 20th June until 6am on 21st June, and will shut once full. The car park will be vacated by noon on the Wednesday.

Buses will run from Salisbury and pedestrians are advised to use the designated, temporary pedestrian crossing on the A303 at Stonehenge Cottages

During the Solstice event, National Highways will assist the flow of traffic before, during and after the event.

A 40mph speed limit will be in place on the A303 between the Countess roundabout and Longbarrow roundabout, with the lay-bys closed in between, and the dual carriageway will be reduced to a single lane between Countess Roundabout and Stonehenge Cottages.

Kathryn Wiltshire, National Highways’ Resilience Planner for the South West, said: “We’re anticipating traffic volumes to increase on the A303 around this event, and our aim is to keep the National Highways network running while keeping road users safe and informed.

“The traffic management will be in place for safety and to keep disruption to a minimum, and we advise all road users to check our traffic and travel information channels, plan their journeys and allow plenty of time.

“A temporary pedestrian crossing will be installed near Stonehenge Cottages for the safety of visitors walking from Stonehenge Road, Amesbury, and we advise all pedestrians to use this to access the site."

Drivers can obtain up-to-the-minute travel information on Twitter, by phoning the National Highways Information Line on 0300 123 5000 or by accessing the website:

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