Vehicles pass through the newly-opened Hindhead Tunnel
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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
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