Lower Thames Crossing update

By   November 7, 2017

Project update from Highways England

As you may know, earlier this year the government announced the preferred route for the Lower Thames Crossing. This new crossing of the Thames comprises a tunnel located east of Gravesend and Tilbury and link roads to the M25 and A2. This will be an important new road offering new connections and better journeys. It will unlock the area’s economic potential and give better access to jobs, leisure and retail facilities.

Since the announcement, we have been gathering information and carrying out a range of assessments and surveys to help us better understand the area. The feedback given during the consultation in 2016 continues to help us to develop the design of the route and as a result, we have made some changes. We’re working to make sure the crossing improves journeys, creates opportunities for economic growth and minimises community and environmental impacts.

We are still at an early stage of the process, and there is still a lot of work to be done on the design. During the consultation that is planned to take place next year you will have a further opportunity to have your say on the scheme’s development and to shape our proposals before we submit our application for a Development Consent Order.

Click here to learn more about the proposed design of the route.

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