Britain Plans to Build Tunnel Under Stonehenge

December 2, 2014 4:19 PM

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The British government says it wants to build the country’s longest tunnel as a way to resolve traffic jams on one of its busiest highways. The problem, however, is that it’s under Stonehenge, a world heritage site.

While some preservationists praised Monday's announcement, saying the 1.8 miles tunnel will unclog the landscape around the stones, others fear the governments efforts are not ambitious enough. At stake, is the future of a 5,000-year-old site, visited by more than 30,000 tourists every year.

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