New Thames Crossing Needed, Says Michael

Michael has welcomed a new consultation on proposals for a new crossing of the Thames.

The Lower Thames Crossing would relieve congestion in the area, reduce air pollution levels and produce significant economic benefits for the region.  The scheme, which could be completed by 2027 at the latest, would lead to the creation of 5,000 jobs and boost the economy by £7 billion.

The consultation proposes a new tunnel to the east of Gravesend.  Further details, including how to respond, are available here: https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/cip/lower-thames-crossing-consultation.  The consultation concludes on 24th March.

Michael said: “A new Thames crossing would be a vital addition to Kent’s transport infrastructure.  The number of complaints I receive about the Dartford Crossing shows that, despite recent changes, a long-term solution is needed.  I encourage anyone concerned to participate in this consultation.”

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