2017 Report details for project: A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down

Project name: A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down - there are 3 reports for this project: 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DFT (D9) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2017 (data is from Sept 2016)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: Construction of twin-bored tunnel of at least 1.8 miles as the road passes Stonehenge coupled with a dual carriageway bypass for Winterbourne Stoke to link the existing dual carriageway section around Amesbury with the dual carriageway at Berwick Down. Project aims are: - To create a high quality route between the South East and the South West that meets future needs of traffic - To enable growth in jobs and housing by providing a free-flowing and reliable connection between the South East and the South West - To help conserve and enhance the World heritage site and to make it easier to reach and explore - To improve biodiversity and provide a positive legacy for nearby communities.
DCA (RAG): Red
DCA text: The red delivery confidence rating that was awarded at Gateway 1 reflects the complexity of the project. To improve this rating an action plan was put in place. A review of progress made against the recommendations was carried out in October 2016, in which the delivery confidence rating was upgraded to red/amber. The review team acknowledged the progress made by the project team but proposed a review of the delivery schedule, in light of the recent decision from HMT to adopt a Private Finance DBFM approach. The project team will ensure successful, timely delivery of the project by undertaking the recommendations proposed by the review team
Start date: 2014-12-01
End date: 2024-06-01
Schedule text: Project is on track with the option selection process prior to a statutory pre-application public consultation planned for January 2018 as part of the Development Consent Order Process. The Road Investment Strategy (RIS) has set a challenging target of starting works within the first RIS period, i.e. prior to April 2020. This target can only be achieved if the project is publicly financed. A revised Private Finance delivery programme is being developed
Baseline: £8.60m
Forecast: £11.30m
Variance: 31.00%
Variance text: The variance in 2016/17 was due to an increased target which was agreed due to an accelerated programme for this project in the 16/17 financial year.
Whole Life Cost: £385.11m
WLCost text: Estimates of whole life project cost forecasts will be included in the Strategic Outline Business Case for each of the short-listed routes. As the project is at an early stage, and delivery is in Road Investment Strategy 2, whole life budgets have not yet been set.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2017.csv

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