Stonehenge Plan for New Tunnel to Combat Overtourism Draws Archeologists’ Ire; AP


UK – Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
We saw how it took decades for Stonehenge’s visitor center to open and at this point, getting construction under way for the tunnel is what’s needed to help limit the impact of tourism on the area.

British authorities on Tuesday approved plans for a contentious and long-delayed road tunnel under the site of Stonehenge — but altered its route so it won’t impede views of the sun during the winter solstice.

The government said the 1.8-mile (2.9-kilometer) tunnel will bury a frequently gridlocked road that now runs past the prehistoric monument in southwest England.

The tunnel will “reconnect the two halves of the 6,500 acre (2,600 hectare) World Heritage site which is currently split by the road, and remove the sight and sound of traffic from the Stonehenge landscape,” Britain’s Department for Transport said.

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