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Somerset Chamber welcomes Stonehenge upgrade announcement

Somerset Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the latest plans for the £1.6 billion A303 upgrade near Stonehenge, published today by the Department for Transport.

Chief Executive, Dale Edwards, said, “Somerset Chamber has long campaigned for government to provide our businesses with better access to markets and customers, whether physical or technological. The right infrastructure in the right place and at the right time has the potential of unlocking significant economic capacity.

“We therefore very much welcome Chris Grayling’s announcement to upgrade the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down, also known as the Stonehenge bottleneck. With quicker journey times and reduced congestion, this development will bring major long term economic benefits for the South West. In conjunction with improvements further down the A303 in Somerset, it will certainly provide a boost for all sectors of the economy.”

Somerset Chamber of Commerce is one of only five accredited Chambers in the South West and 52 in the whole of the UK. It works closely with the British Chambers of Commerce to make sure Somerset businesses stay well connected at both a local and national level, and that the voices of the Somerset business community are heard at all levels of government.

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