UK Government's 'Monstrous' Stonehenge Tunnel Plan Green-Lit

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The British government has greenlit a controversial plan to build a 1.8-mile two-lane highway underneath Stonehenge, the iconic array of 4,000-year-old pillars in the south of England.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said in a statement that the “major investment”, which is part of a £15bn ($18bn) road upgrade scheme, will “benefit those locally by cutting congestion and improving journey times” as well as “boost the economy, linking people with jobs and businesses with customers.”

The ancient stone circle, which attracts upwards of one million visitors a year and thousands on the day of the Winter Solstice, is currently accessible only by a single-lane road — the A303 — that is frequently gridlocked with trucks, tourist buses and other visitor traffic.




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