Opportunity or threat? Stonehenge tunnel plan revives long-running debate

Opportunity or threat? Stonehenge tunnel plan revives long-running debate

Taking traffic underground has been mooted for decades, and opinions on the latest proposal are mixed

Peter Tunison, a retired architect from Minnesota, was in no doubt. “If this was a monument in the US, we wouldn’t have vehicles passing so close by. This is the place to visit in the UK. It’s windy today and you can still hear the traffic noise. A tunnel seems a very sensible option. I’d go for it.”

A bitter wind was indeed blowing hard on Friday and yet visitors to Stonehenge could still clearly hear the rumble of cars, vans and lorries passing along the A303 a mere 165 metres from the one of the most important prehistoric monuments in the world.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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