Motorists cheer as Hindhead Tunnel opens in Surrey
The £371m Hindhead Tunnel under the Devil's Punch Bowl in Surrey has been officially opened after a four-and-a-half year construction project.
Southbound traffic will start using the tunnel, with northbound traffic due to begin in a few days' time.
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond cut the ribbon for the opening of the 1.1 mile (1.8km) tunnel, on the London-to-Portsmouth A3 road.
He said it would make for ''significantly improved'' journey times.
27 Jul 2011
- From the section UK