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CECA: A303 Stonehenge upgrade will drive growth across the South West   12th September 2017

Civils contractors have welcomed the Government’s announcement of a £1.6 billion A303 upgrade near Stonehenge by saying the project will drive economic growth across the South West of England.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP has revealed details of a tunnel that will connect the two roads either side of Wiltshire’s World Heritage Site Stonehenge.

Commenting, Director of External Affairs for the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Marie-Claude Hemming said: “This scheme will dramatically cut journey times for millions of road users, boosting connectivity and driving growth across the South West.

“We are delighted that the Government has listened to both industry and the wider public, and has unveiled plans that will simultaneously improve the current road system and maintain the archaeological integrity of Stonehenge.

“This investment will drive growth and support tourism in an area where congestion has hitherto held back the potential of the regional economy. Now that the Government has announced this major investment, it is vital that the scheme moves forward to delivery without delay.”


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