The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has complained that the government is adding further delay to the process of building a new Lower Thames Crossing. It followed an announcement by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin that it will now undertake “detailed planning” of two possible locations for the new crossing after a consultation on options. These are Option A: close to the existing crossing and Option C: connecting the A2 and M2 to the M25 via the A13. The Department for Transport […]
The FTA has called on the government to speed up its decision over a new lower Thames crossing, after transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin ruled out one of the three possible locations and said a final announcement would be made “as soon as possible”.
Any charges for using the new Lower Thames Crossing must be similar to those at Dartford if the new route is to effectively relieve congestion, the FTA has warned.
The Transport Committee has criticised successive governments for failing come up with long-term plans for bridge and tunnel projects, claiming that it has inhibited economic growth.