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Graphic shows the existing and planned road improvements around Stonehenge in Wiltshire.
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Stonehenge tunnel

By Ninian Carter

December 1, 2014 - The British government has announced that a tunnel will be dug to take a congested major road past the historic site of Stonehenge.

The Associated Press reports that the 1.8-mile (2.9-kilometer) tunnel, part of a £2 billion (€2.5 billion, $3.2 billion) 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 3000BC and 1600BC is visited by a million people a year.

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PUBLISHED: 01/12/2014; STORY: Graphic News
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