Wiltshire Council welcomes Government investment in A303 at Stonehenge
The tunnel will tackle the notorious bottleneck at Stonehenge, alleviating the impact on neighbouring roads and unlocking more of the county’s economic potential.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg made the funding announcement at Stonehenge this morning, and this afternoon Prime Minister David Cameron was joined at the site by Fleur de Rhe-Philipe, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for economic development, skills and strategic transport, and Parvis Khansari, associate director for highways and transport.
Fleur de Rhe-Philipe said: “We are delighted with today’s announcement of the investment in the A303 at Stonehenge.
“This is something we have campaigned on for a number of years. I have been a councillor for 18 years and have been discussing this ever since I was elected. People living in neighbouring areas have suffered from large amounts of traffic going through their villages to avoid the A303 for many years and this should help to alleviate the problems they have experienced.
“This improvement also has the potential to unlock Wiltshire’s economy – the opening up of the south Wiltshire economy is one of the priorities of the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership. This announcement comes at a particularly important time given our investment in the Porton Science Park and the army re-basing programme.”
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