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A303 Stonehenge tunnel planned

Date: 12 January 2017   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced plans to construct a tunnel at Stonehenge in order to cut congestion on the A303.

According to Grayling, the proposed 1.8 mile tunnel will develop the A303 into a high-quality route linking the M3 and M5, and will journey times.

The new tunnel forms part of a plan to upgrade a seven-mile single carriageway road in the area into a dual carriageway.

Motorists are now being invited to have their say on the upgrades, with a public consultation launching today, which will run until 5 March. Following the results of the survey, the preferred route will confirmed later this year.

"This Government is taking the big decisions for Britain's future, underlined by our record £15 billion funding for road schemes," Grayling said. "This major investment in the south-west will transform the A303 and benefit those locally by cutting congestion and improving journey times. It will also boost the economy, linking people with jobs and businesses with customers - driving forward our agenda to build a country that works for everyone and not just the privileged few."

The consultation can be found here.