A PETITION calling for urgent improvements to the A303 at Stonehenge has been presented to the House of Commons.

The 2,000-signature petition, put together by the Stonehenge Traffic Action Group, was presented by Salisbury MP John Glen on Wednesday.

The action group was set up when the A344 next to the stone circle was shut in 2013 as part of English Heritage’s new £27m visitor centre development.

People living in nearby villages claim lanes have become rat runs since the road closure and they want to see the stretch of the A303 upgraded to a dual carriageway.