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. The cross-party group of MPs also said a lack of political leadership meant that the Dartford Crossing, linking the M25 across the Thames, was the “least reliable section” of the strategic road network. Its report called for a new crossing to ease congestion and reduce the cost congestion was placing on the economy, which […]
The establishment of a new entity to manage the Forth Road Bridge and the new Forth crossing will not give rise to the reintroduction of tolls there, a spokesman for the current crossing operator has confirmed.
The DfT has declined to confirm the contents of a document sent to transport minister Andrew Jones by Kent County Council, which reportedly calls for nearly £300m of extra funding to be put into additional infrastructure to relieve the M20 during Operation Stack.
The FTA has demanded assurances from Scotland’s transport minister that the Forth Road Bridge will re-open to all vehicles on 4 January.