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 Severn Crossing tolls will be reduced next year ahead of being scrapped entirely, the government has confirmed.
A permanent lorry parking area with space for 3,600 lorries in Kent has been given the green light as a long term solution to the problems caused by Operation Stack.
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.