Lower Thames Crossing news

By   March 21, 2017

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson and council leader Jeremy Kite desperate to have new Lower Thames Crossing built east of Gravesend

A letter has winged its way to the Transport Secretary as part of an 11th hour bid to have the new Lower Thames Crossing built east of Gravesend.

The government is tipped to announce their decision on the location of the long-awaited crossing in the next week, and Dartford MP Gareth Johnson and the borough council leader Cllr Jeremy Kite are desperate for it to be further down the river.

Both have signed a letter sent to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP on Wednesday, urging him not to approve of another crossing at the existing site in Dartford.

“We urge you to make the right decision – right for our region, right for motorists, right for air quality, right for local people and right for the economy,” the letter reads.

“If our country is to continue to prosper as we widen our economic horizons – as we know it can – it needs a commitment to the right infrastructure, not just the cheap or easy solution. Residents and motorists can see that only Option C provides the necessary resilience to keep our region and economy moving.”

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