Wiltshire

Stonehenge roadworks finished six months late

Airman's Cross
Image caption Airman's Cross was moved prior to the roadworks being carried out at Airman's Corner

Work to upgrade a road junction near Stonehenge has been completed, six months later than scheduled.

The Grade-II listed Airman's Cross memorial at Airman's Corner was moved to make way for a new roundabout built to manage traffic diverted by the closure of the A344.

English Heritage said there were some "unexpected levelling issues" which caused delays.

A spokesman thanked residents and motorists for their patience.

The work forms part of a £27m project at Stonehenge to build a new visitor centre near the stone circle.

The Airman's Cross memorial is in storage at Perham Down Barracks and will be re-sited in the grounds of the new centre.

The centre is expected to open in Autumn 2013.

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