Local councils near the Severn Crossing are considering congestion charges to cope with rising traffic levels triggered by the scrapping of tolls on the bridge. According to the latest local transport plan from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), “charging measures and controls” may have to be introduced to tackle congestion caused by the removal of tolls on the Severn Crossing in December 2018. Both the Welsh government and WECA – which includes Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol […]
The Highways Agency has detailed 58 further schemes to reduce congestion on England’s motorways and major A-roads, in the third and final stage of the 123-scheme pinch point programme originally announced in autumn 2011.
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.