Tunnel to silence traffic at Stonehenge

2014-12-02 08:18


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London - Visitors to Stonehenge will no longer have to shut out the sound of thundering traffic as they admire the ancient monument.

The 2.9km tunnel, part of a £2bn upgrade to the road, will eliminate motorists' view of the stone circle. But Helen Ghosh, director of heritage group the National Trust, said visitors to the site "will once again be able to hear the sounds of skylarks singing rather than the constant noise of traffic."

Stonehenge, built by Neolithic Britons between 3000 BC and 1600 BC is visited by a million people a year.

A second road was closed last year as part of a makeover designed to de-clutter the surrounding landscape.

The tunnel is among 80 new road projects announced on Monday by the British government.

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