Lower Thames Crossing public consultation opens

Highways England has now launched a ten-week consultation on the Lower Thames Crossing – a major new road which would nearly double road capacity across the river Thames and reduce journey times at the Dartford Crossing.

The 14.5 mile route connecting Gravesham, Kent and Thurrock, Essex would be a three lane motorway connecting the M2 near Rochester and the M25 in Essex between North and South Ockendon.

It would include a 2.4 mile-long tunnel under the Thames between the east of Gravesend and Tilbury – the longest road tunnel in the UK.

Further details on the consultation and to have your say click here.