A344 passing close by Stonehenge prior to closure
|Length:||2 mi (3 km)|
| A303 road
|west end:||Airman's Cross|
A344 was once part of a longer route, stretching from Andover in the East to Warminster in the West. The section from Andover to Amesbury was redesignated as the A303, when the new route to the south west was created to bypass the A30 to the south. The western section, from Shrewton to Warminster has been re-classified as the B390.
The remaining section passed close to Stonehenge and was planned for closure to enhance the setting of the stones. In July 2012 work officially began on a two-year, £27m project which involves the closure and grassing over of A344 between Stonehenge Bottom and the monument with the underpass beneath the road filled in. The road was eventually closed in June 2013. Vehicle traffic on the remaining section of A344 will be restricted.
- "Milestone southwest of Chitterne". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- "Stonehenge's £27m makeover will end its days as a traffic island". The Guardian. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
- "permanent road closure work begins". Stonehenge. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
- "Next Steps at Stonehenge". English Heritage. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
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