4 May 2024

John Adams: stopping the Stonehenge road tunnel

From Saturday Morning, 8:45 am on 4 May 2024

Stonehenge Photo: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history/

From the A303 in Wiltshire, motorists can catch sight of the megalithic structure of Stonehenge. But as a primary route for both commuters and holiday makers the road is notoriously traffic-clogged, and plans to upgrade the road have been decades in the making. However, the plans face strong opposition. 

They include building a road tunnel under the World Heritage Site in Wiltshire and costs have surged as high as £2.5 billion ($5.3 billion).

John Adams is the chairman of the Stonehenge Alliance, a group dedicated to fighting the project that they consider too vast and intrusive to the prehistoric site.