Is the Lower Thames Crossing going ahead?

Is the Lower Thames Crossing going ahead?

The project is being undertaken by Highways England. Construction of the Lower Thames Crossing is expected to commence in 2021 and scheduled for completion in 2027.

Where will the new Lower Thames Crossing be?

The tunnel crossing would be located to the east of Gravesend on the south side of the river, and to the west of East Tilbury on the north side. The tunnel would be made up of two 2.6 mile (4.3km) tunnels crossing beneath the river, one for southbound traffic, one for northbound traffic.

Who is building the Lower Thames Crossing?

Highways England has shortlisted three joint ventures to build the £2.3bn Lower Thames Crossing. The new road tunnel is planned to link Essex and Kent under the River Thames. The shortlisted firms are: BFV JV – comprising Bam Nuttall, Ferrovial Construction and Vinci Construction Grands Projets.

How much will the Lower Thames Crossing cost?

Lower Thames Crossing

Location Kent/Thurrock/Havering/Essex
Cost estimate (high) £8.2bn
Cost estimate (low) £6.4bn
Start date 2024
Completion date 2029/2030

Where is the new Thames tunnel?

We’re building a tunnel under the Thames linking Silvertown to the Greenwich Peninsula in east London. The tunnel – which we plan to open in 2025 – will help reduce chronic congestion at the Blackwall Tunnel and allow for better public transport links, including more cross-river bus journeys.

How deep is the Thames at Dartford Crossing?

approximately 100 feet
They will be approximately 100 feet in depth. The pilot tunnel will cost £300,000 and will provide information as to the strata under the river at this place. This will be very helpful in connexion with the construction of the main tunnel. The tunnel will be rather more than a mile in length.

How long will it take to build the Lower Thames Crossing?

between four and five years
We estimate it would take between four and five years to build the new crossing. This includes a period of around six months for advance works to prepare for the construction, such as utility diversions and works to protect ecology and the environment.

Why are they building a tunnel under Stonehenge?

What is the plan? Highways England wants to build a tunnel near Stonehenge as part of a £1.7bn project to improve traffic flows along the A303 in Wiltshire. It is the most direct route for motorists travelling between the South East and South West and is used by thousands of people every day.

How much is Dartford Crossing?

Dartford crossing charges 2020/21 Cars: £2.50. Two-axle goods vehicles: £3.00. Multi-axle goods vehicles: £6.00. Motorcycles: Free.

Can you cross the Thames at Tilbury?

At the bottom of the High Street in the Heritage quarter is the oldest cast iron pier in the country which gives access to the Ferrywhich takes a 10 minute crossing to Tilbury landing stage. with all the procedure of untying and tying up you can imagine being on an ocean cruise ship.

Is Dartford Crossing underwater?

It carries the A282 between Dartford to the south and Thurrock in the north. The crossing is made up of 2 tunnels and the Queen Elizabeth 2 bridge. The crossing opened in stages: the west tunnel in 1963, the east tunnel in 1980 and the bridge in 1991. The 2 tunnels are 1,430m long.

How far below the Thames is the Dartford Tunnel?

Dartford Crossing facts for kids

Quick facts for kids Dartford Crossing
Location Dartford, Kent Thurrock, Essex
Coordinates 51°27′53″N 0°15′31″E
Opened November 1963 (western tunnel) May 1980 (eastern tunnel) October 1991 (bridge)
Height 61 metres (200 ft) (bridge deck) 137 metres (449 ft) (bridge tower)

Where can I find the Lower Thames Crossing maps?

All Lower Thames Crossing maps (issued 14th July 2021) are available to view, and download on the Highways England Lower Thames Crossing consultation website:

What is the Lower Thames Crossing community impacts consultation?

The Lower Thames Crossing community impacts consultation is open until 23.59 on Wednesday 8 September 2021 This consultation explains the impacts of the project and how we plan to reduce them, as well as the changes we have made to the project since the design refinement consultation.

How do I identify places on the Highways England maps?

When viewing some of the maps you will likely find it helpful to look on Google Maps or similar to help identify places on the the HE maps as the maps that they overlay their plans on are often not very detailed. If you feel your property/land is directly impacted we would recommend contacting Highways England with any queries you have.

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