Report: What does the Govt pledge mean for the A303?

Relief could be on the horizon for the millions of motorists who get caught up in traffic jams on the A303 into and out of the west country. The Government says it wants to improve the road - parts of which are only single-carriageway.

Today the Chief Secretary to the Treasury - Danny Alexander said a feasibility study would look into the possibility of dualing the A303.

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Money for A303 upgrade study

The Government has announced funding to study improvements to the A303, which runs from Wiltshire to Cornwall but has a number of bottlenecks, especially on the Blackdown Hills in Somerset where it becomes single carriageway.