Chancellor pledges A303 tunnel 'will get done'

Chancellor pledges A303 tunnel 'will get done'

Published by Mike Draper at 1:37pm 11th March 2020. (Updated at 2:00pm 11th March 2020)

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Rishi Sunak has promised the government will go ahead with the controversial road scheme past Stonehenge.

The announcement made today, (Weds 11 March), quashes rumours that the multi-million pound project was about to be scrapped.

Earlier this week Wiltshire Council came out IN FAVOUR of A303 Stonehenge scheme.

Rishi Sunak made his Government Budget speech, with specific reference to money going towards the project that is expected to cost £1.9 billion in total.

Salisbury's MP John Glen tweeted his own reaction to the announcement:


A traffic jam on the A303 near Stonehenge.
DELAYS: Traffic jams are a frequent headache for drivers using the A303 past Stonehenge.

John Glen MP also went on to say:

"The A303 Stonehenge scheme will reduce journey times to the South West on a major strategic route as well as tackle the scourge of congestion and rat running in nearby villages."

"This is the 2nd fantastic piece of news for South Wiltshire after last month’s £16m for three junction improvements in Salisbury."

"It shows we are serious about investing in infrastructure and I will be making the case for further funding to reduce congestion on the A36."

Recently elected Devizes MP, Danny Kruger has also tweeted his response:

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