Decision makers

Patrick McLoughlin was Transport Secretary at the time of the decision to go ahead with the A303 Stonehenge tunnel and road widening scheme. He was succeeded in 2016 by Chris Grayling until 2019 when the present incumbent, Grant Shapps, became Transport Secretary.

View record of time line of decisions for the A303 Stonehenge scheme.



The following reports were produced by the Department for Transport and the Highways Agency (now Highways England) as part of their narrowly focussed (road based only) A303, A30 and A358 corridor feasibility study:



The Department for Transport’s new £15bn for road building included £1.4m for the Stonehenge Tunnel.  Thereafter, the newly created company, Highways England,  managed the project for its sole client, the Department for Transport to design and build a short tunnel past the Stonehenge monument approximately along the line of the A303.

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