Revised plans for Thames crossing attract controversy
£6bn Lower Thames Crossing scheme meets opposition from environmental campaigners
A major new road incorporating the Lower Thames Crossing will be a three-lane dual carriageway throughout to almost double road capacity across the river, Highways England has announced, as the revamped £6bn scheme goes out to fresh public consultation.
The government says the controversial link from Essex to Kent, billed as Britain’s most ambitious road scheme since the M25 motorway orbiting London was built, will boost south-east England’s economy and tackle congestion across the Thames east of London when it opens in 2027.
Source: Guardian Transport
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