Highways England seeks developer for £2bn Lower Thames Crossing project


Work to build the UK’s longest road tunnel could start in 18 months after Highways England (HE) invited tenders for the £2bn project. It said construction sat at the heart of the proposed Lower Thames Crossing, which it hopes will improve journey times by almost doubling road capacity across the Thames east of London. It will feature 14.3 miles of new road and two 2.6-mile long tunnels. HE said that at 16 metres wide, they would be some of the […]