THE Prime Minister confirmed his plans to build a tunnel at Stonehenge, creating an “expressway to the south west.”

During Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday, Mr Cameron was asked a question by Tory MP for Taunton Deane Rebecca Pow on how to ensure every town, village and region benefits from the growing economy.

In his answe he spoke of “important infrastructure projects" including the tunnel under Stonehenge.

Mr Cameron visited Stonehenge in December when he first announced plans to improve traffic flow to the region by duelling the A303, creating a bypass at Winterbourne Stoke and a tunnel at Stonehenge.

The British Chambers of Commerce estimates unblocking the A303 will spark £1.1 billion of growth and will bring £74 billion of wider economic benefits over the next sixty years.

Salisbury MP John Glen said: “Years of traffic jams, delays and chaos have blighted the south west’s economy and the iconic World Heritage site of Stonehenge.

"The Prime Minister’s comments today offers welcome reassurance this Conservative government is committed to building the necessary infrastructure to help our local economy grow.

He added: “I am committed to supporting practical solutions to boost our local economy.

"In the past, over 50 alternative routes to the A303 have been explored and all of them have been found to be undeliverable.

"I will be working hard in the coming months to ensure that the detailed plans answer any remaining questions or concerns so we can see this project delivered.”