640 men were killed when the South African troop carrier was hit by a cargo ship in 1917.
Opening Date Announced For Hindhead Tunnel
The Highways Agency has announced that the Hindhead Tunnel will open to traffic on Wednesday 27th July.
Secretary of State for Transport Philip Hammond will open the tunnel, which is the longest of its type in the UK and is part of a four mile bypass for Hindhead village in Surrey.
The £371m road scheme will eliminate a notorious congestion hotspot at the Hindhead crossroads and will "restore peace and tranquillity" to the Devil's Punchbowl, a famous beauty spot.
Southbound traffic will be the first to use the tunnel, with northbound traffic being introduced to the new road a few days later. The first traffic will be escorted through the tunnel in convoy, and the old road will remain in use in the meantime.
Construction work on the scheme began four-and-a-half years ago, in January 2007. The highways Agency says it is being opened within budget and on schedule.
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