As far as I understand matters the existence of the monument is purely
incidental to the traffic problem. The A303 is major route, especially at
holiday times, from the South East to the West Country. The bottle neck is
caused by the 'infamous' Stonehenge Roundabout not with people
rubber-necking the rocks.
On 9 Nov 2014 17:14, "Brian Edwards" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The suggestion of adding lanes without a tunnel by readers of one
> newspaper recently, is what they regard as 'common sense'. Then the still
> inevitable jams will remain in open country rather than dangerously inside
> a tunnel. There is an issue with mobile phone users attempting to take
> snaps on the move, and there is an issue with sat navs continuing to direct
> motorists up the absent A344, then prompting a u turn at the roundabouts.
> If these could both be overcome it would improve traffic flow and safety
> immediately. But even then extra lanes or another route will be added in
> the future to solve the bottleneck, the funnel side of which sees freed
> traffic accelerate onto the roundabouts.