Green Light for Major A303 Transformation

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Highways England has welcomed the go-ahead for a major new road upgrade which will transform journeys in the South West of England and boost the regional economy.

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has given the formal green light to a plan which will create three miles of high-quality dual carriageway on the A303 in Somerset. The upgrade, between Sparkford and Ilchester, will see the congestion on the road eased.

On an average day, the road carries 23,500 vehicles, but numbers increase significantly in the summer, especially at the weekends, making journeys unreliable and unpredictable.

This announcement comes just two months after the Transport Secretary gave the go-ahead for another congestion-busting scheme further west along

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