The decision by the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hons Grant Shapps MP, to give the green light to the package of road improvements on the A303 at Stonehenge has been welcomed by Peninsula Transport.
The £1.7bn package of improvements include a two mile long road tunnel near Stonehenge.
Cllr Geoff Brown, Peninsula Transport Chair, said: “We welcome the decision to move ahead with improvement to the A303 at Stonehenge. The A303/A30 is one of the key strategic corridors into the peninsula and having a more resilient and free flowing route is essential to our economy. I’m also really pleased to see that Highways England have just appointed archaeology specialists Wessex archaeology to carry out excavations and record and preserve any archaeological finds.”
There is now a six-week period in which the decision can be challenged in the High Court.
Preparatory work is due to begin in spring next year, with the five-year construction phase expected to start by 2023.
More information on this scheme can be found at Highways England