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Tunnel to reduce congestion around Stonehenge

New UK road programme aims to reduce congestion around Stonehenge.
Stonehenge. Image by Airwolfhound / CC BY-SA 2.0

Britain has announced a £15 billion worth of road schemes, including a plan to build a tunnel that will reduce congestion around Stonehenge. The underground dual carriageway should reduce tailbacks on the A303, which is known as the ‘holiday trail’ because it’s used by visitors to the beaches of Devon and Cornwall. Groups associated with Stonehenge are assessing the proposals – there are fears that the tunnel entrance might be too close to ancient monuments including the Bronze Age Sun Barrow, and that damage to old burial mounds might result. Read more: guardian.com