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KCC leader wants tunnel option for Thames crossing

09/07/2013

The leader of Kent County Council has revealed his preferred option for the new Thames crossing.

Toll booths to be removed at Dartford Crossing

12/07/2013

New free-flow charging technology will be introduced at the Dartford-Thurrock crossing next year.

Crossing discount for local residents

12/09/2013

Local people who regularly use the Dartford-Thurrock Crossing will receive an improved discount.

Golden anniversary at Dartford Crossing

18/11/2013

The 50th anniversary of the opening of the west bore tunnel at the Dartford Crossing has been marked today (Monday 18 November).

Government rules out option B for Lower Thames Crossing

12/12/2013

The Government has dropped one of the options for a new Lower Thames crossing and will carry out further work on the remaining two.

Dart Charge gantries being installed at Dartford Crossing

14/05/2014

Work has started to install gantries which will house signage and technology associated with the new Dart Charge remote payment system coming into operation at the Dartford Crossing from October 2014.

Video shows Dart Charge progress

19/06/2014

Video has been released that shows the successful completion of the first phase of Dart Charge construction work at the Dartford Crossing.

Options for Lower Thames Crossing to be examined in detail

15/07/2014

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced that the government will undertake detailed planning of two possible locations for a new Lower Thames Crossing.

Dart Charge to go live in November

22/09/2014

The introduction of new free-flow charging technology at the Dartford Crossing has been delayed until November.

New pictures show how Dartford Crossing will look

13/10/2014

New pictures show how the Dartford Crossing will look after the introduction of Dart Charge have been released by the Highways Agency.

Dart Charge to go live

05/11/2014

The way drivers pay the Dartford Crossing charge will change on Sunday 30 November 2014, the Highways Agency has confirmed.

Thousands sign up for Dart Charge

18/11/2014

More than 100,000 vehicles have registered for a Dart Charge account, the Highways Agency has revealed.

Dart Charge to go live

27/11/2014

Dart Charge – a new way of paying the Dartford Crossing charge – will go live from 6am on Sunday (30 November 2014).

Dart Charge goes live

01/12/2014

New payment arrangements went live at the Dartford Crossing yesterday (30 November 2014).

85% of drivers pay Dart Charge fee

05/01/2015

Eighty five per cent of crossings have been paid for since the introduction of Dart Charge at the Dartford Crossing.

New safety system for Dartford Crossing

19/01/2015

The Highways Agency has released details of a new safety system that will help to keep the Dartford Crossing operating following the removal of payment barriers.

Transport Secretary visits Dartford Crossing

27/01/2015

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited the Dartford Crossing yesterday (26 January 2015) to see the new Dart Charge payment system in action.

Thousands being chased after failing to pay Dart Charge

26/02/2015

More than 55,000 penalty charges remain unpaid from December after drivers failed to pay the Dart Charge at the Dartford Crossing.

Video shows Dart Charge progress

04/03/2015

New footage has been released that shows the removal of the payment barriers at the Dartford Crossing.

Drivers complain of Dartford Crossing payment glitches

21/05/2015

The AA has called for improvements to be made to the Dart Charge system after some drivers using the Dartford Crossing were charged twice due to glitches with the payment system.

New Dartford tunnel safety system to go live

26/05/2015

A new safety system that will help improve traffic flow at the Dartford Crossing will open for traffic next month.

Work to improve Dartford Crossing almost complete

29/07/2015

Work to improve the road layout around the Dartford Crossing is almost complete, Highways England has announced.

Dart Charge saves commuters 90 minutes a week

14/10/2015

New figures released by Highways England show that journeys over the Dartford Crossing are up to 56% faster than before payment barriers were removed.

New tunnel proposed for Lower Thames Crossing

26/01/2016

Highways England has launched an eight-week consultation over proposals to build a new tunnel as the Lower Thames Crossing.

Lower Thames Crossing events attract thousands of visitors

24/02/2016

More than 8,000 people have attended 16 public information events on proposals for a new multi-billion pound road link across the River Thames between Essex and Kent.  

New improvements at Dartford Crossing

03/03/2016

New measures to improve journey times and reduce queuing on roads around the northbound approaches to the Dartford Crossing in Kent have been agreed by Highways England and Kent County Council.  

Thousands give views as Lower Thames Crossing consultation ends

24/03/2016

Highways England has received almost 30,000 online responses to a consultation on proposals for a multi-billion pound road link across the River Thames.

Lower Thames Crossing consultation ‘largest ever’

24/05/2016

Proposals for the Lower Thames Crossing have attracted a “significant” number of responses from the public, making it the largest ever public consultation for a UK road project.

Dartford Crossing closed by suspect package

18/07/2016

The Dartford Crossing had to be shut in both directions at the weekend because of a suspect package.

Thames Crossing decision "weeks away"

06/03/2017

A decision on the Lower Thames Crossing could be just weeks away.

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