Stonehenge Tunnel

Stonehenge Tunnel

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Blackpuddin

12,398 posts

174 months

Saturday 14th November 2020
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alfaspecial said:
We are told that there will be a ban on ICE vehicles in just 10 years time..... so the bulk of the noise issue will just have been taken care of by say 2035?
If the bright sparks at English Heritage have even considered this I would be amazed.

Isaac Hunt

13,110 posts

180 months

Saturday 14th November 2020
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Keep it stiff said:
In the 60's, en-route to our annual family holiday in Devon, my Dad would stop at Stonehenge, there is a picture in a family album of me climbing on the stones, which was perfectly acceptable back then.
Stonehenge was our breakfast stop on our way to North Devon. Somewhere there is a photo of me lying on one of the stones while my elder sisters are holding knives and pretending to stab me like a sacrificial lamb.

gareth h

2,670 posts

199 months

Saturday 14th November 2020
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Isaac Hunt said:
Totally agree. Trees would be a low cost credible alternative. But I expect that English Heritage would not be happy at having their cash cow hidden from view.
Not sure it would improve traffic flow though, it’s a real pinch point, I think the desire is to eventually have dual carriageway from Amesbury to Exeter

irocfan

27,998 posts

159 months

Saturday 14th November 2020
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Blackpuddin said:
alfaspecial said:
We are told that there will be a ban on ICE vehicles in just 10 years time..... so the bulk of the noise issue will just have been taken care of by say 2035?
If the bright sparks at English Heritage have even considered this I would be amazed.
not sure I agree TBH - there are currently 35mill cars on the road and new registrations are 2.5mill per-annum, it'll take quite some time longer I suspect

Blackpuddin

12,398 posts

174 months

Saturday 14th November 2020
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Isaac Hunt said:
Blackpuddin said:
Especially nuts when the 'problem' could be solved in a far more environmentally friendly and considerably less expensive way by putting a stand of trees between the road and Stonehenge. This is a vanity project gone mad.
Totally agree. Trees would be a low cost credible alternative. But I expect that English Heritage would not be happy at having their cash cow hidden from view.
Surely that's precisely what they DO want, they hate the fact that motorists get a free view as they slow down along that road for that exact purpose – and this is IMO what causes at least as much of the congestion there as the pinch from two lanes to one. They want to hide it so that you'll have to pay to see it.

sgrimshaw

6,883 posts

219 months

Wednesday 2nd December 2020
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Saleen836 said:
It's not far from me,can I tag along in my Mustang? hehe
Absolutely !

Fishy Dave

792 posts

214 months

Thursday 3rd December 2020
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Saleen836 said:
sgrimshaw said:
I've started the queue for the first TVR drive through .....
It's not far from me,can I tag along in my Mustang? hehe
Me too, in the Corvette! Selfishly the acoustics of a tunnel are the main reason I've hoped they would build this, the south west has always lacked a decent tunnel.

Saleen836

9,031 posts

178 months

Thursday 3rd December 2020
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Fishy Dave said:
Saleen836 said:
sgrimshaw said:
I've started the queue for the first TVR drive through .....
It's not far from me,can I tag along in my Mustang? hehe
Me too, in the Corvette! Selfishly the acoustics of a tunnel are the main reason I've hoped they would build this, the south west has always lacked a decent tunnel.
On a recent drive out down to West Bay I found a new route home which involves a tunnel! biggrin

Only a short one at approx 105m but long enough to enjoy the V8 along with supercharger whine driving

sgrimshaw

6,883 posts

219 months

Friday 4th December 2020
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Saleen836 said:
On a recent drive out down to West Bay I found a new route home which involves a tunnel! biggrin

Only a short one at approx 105m but long enough to enjoy the V8 along with supercharger whine driving
Beaminster Tunnel ?

LJFoley

31 posts

53 months

Friday 4th December 2020
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The obvious but unpopular solution would be to get rid of the useless stones and build a useful road.

the tribester

1,507 posts

55 months

Friday 4th December 2020
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As soon as they break ground, they'll come across the remains of another historic artifact/village/burial site, that will mean stopping work until it's all examined. That £2.4 billion budget figure will grow like the dome.

croyde

18,434 posts

199 months

Friday 4th December 2020
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I remember seeing the stones up close and touching them.

How much is it now to stand at a fence keeping you many many metres away? Seems pointless to me.

irocfan

27,998 posts

159 months

Friday 4th December 2020
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croyde said:
I remember seeing the stones up close and touching them.

How much is it now to stand at a fence keeping you many many metres away? Seems pointless to me.
It's not cheap - went today on the early morning guided tour. £50 a head eek was it worth it? Objectively, no. Not at all! Subjectively, though, it wasn't not worth it either. That money goes towards English Heritage etc etc and the tour is interesting.

Zetec-S

4,229 posts

62 months

Friday 4th December 2020
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gareth h said:
Not sure it would improve traffic flow though, it’s a real pinch point, I think the desire is to eventually have dual carriageway from Amesbury to Exeter
Perfect if they could do that, but I suspect we'll develop Star Trek style beaming technology quicker than upgrading it all to dual carriageway.

Saleen836

9,031 posts

178 months

Friday 4th December 2020
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sgrimshaw said:
Saleen836 said:
On a recent drive out down to West Bay I found a new route home which involves a tunnel! biggrin

Only a short one at approx 105m but long enough to enjoy the V8 along with supercharger whine driving
Beaminster Tunnel ?
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Yertis

16,328 posts

235 months

Monday 7th December 2020
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Saleen836 said:
sgrimshaw said:
Saleen836 said:
On a recent drive out down to West Bay I found a new route home which involves a tunnel! biggrin

Only a short one at approx 105m but long enough to enjoy the V8 along with supercharger whine driving
Beaminster Tunnel ?
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I found that tunnel by accident when out in the TR6 – what joy!

Matthen

1,134 posts

120 months

Saturday 31st July
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Andddd progress has stopped again. The anti-progress mob have managed to drag it to the high court, and won. Millions more hours of productivity lost in the jams along there, not to mention the tax payers money disappearing down the drains.

The govt should be embarrassed; clearly an elementary mistake has been made somewhere.

ATG

18,060 posts

241 months

Saturday 31st July
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It didn't represent progress in any way. It would have been a spectacular waste of money as a transport project, and it was a complete conceptual failure from start to finish from an archaeological perspective. It was an idiotic proposal. Thank god it has been torpedoed.

Isaac Hunt

13,110 posts

180 months

Saturday 31st July
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Why don't they put a fence up? A huge amount of the jam is caused by people rubbernecking. That would be a good interim solution.

Blackpuddin

12,398 posts

174 months

Saturday 31st July
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Isaac Hunt said:
Why don't they put a fence up? A huge amount of the jam is caused by people rubbernecking. That would be a good interim solution.
Or something more natural. Nature can provide all the solutions here at a fraction of the cost.