It might be in a rural setting in Surrey, but the £371M Hindhead Tunnel project is causing quite a stir for all the right reasons.
Large scale civil engineering is being employed to hide a portion of the A3 near Hindhead beneath the stunning backdrop a natural crater in the landscape created by springs dissolving soft rock – otherwise know as the Devil’s punchbowl.
The five year project is an environmentally sensitive one. It started with a massive amount of soil nailing
last year (that is set to continue as the new 6.5km road progresses) and now the excavation of two 7.3m diameter and 1.83km long tunnels that will run up to 65m below the Punchbowl is well underway.