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LOWER THAMES CROSSING: Consultation enters its final week

Friday 14th December 2018


A public consultation on plans for an iconic new crossing on the river Thames closes next week.

The proposed Lower Thames Crossing would connect communities in Kent, Thurrock and Essex, boost the economy and add vital extra resilience to the road network while reducing pressure on the existing Dartford Crossing.

It would be the first new road link across the Thames since the Queen Elizabeth II bridge opened at Dartford in 1991. It is set to be the most ambitious road project since the M25 opened 30 years ago and will include the UK’s longest road tunnel.

The ten week consultation started in October and will close at 11.59pm next Thursday (20 December).

It is feared, however, that the crossing could drive thousands of new cars onto Maidstone's groaning roads system.