Lower Thames Crossing

LTC 'greenwashing' row over claims of 80% emissions cut


The climate impact from traffic using the Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) will be 80% lower if the Government’s ambitions for electric vehicles are realised, National Highways has said.

Gravesham joins tunnel transparency critics


The council for the area of Kent earmarked for the south portal of the planned Lower Thames Crossing has joined criticism of National Highways for a lack of candour over its environmental impact.

Thames tunnel 'costly for marginal gains'


The planned Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) will encourage large numbers of people to make car journeys that were previously not possible while making a minimal impact on traffic levels at the Dartford Crossing, a local authority has said.

Thames tunnel in new greenwashing controversy


As part of an ongoing investigation into developers' claims to be reducing the impact of their schemes on the climate, Chris Ames reveals new concerns about National Highways' assertions that it is cutting carbon emissions from the proposed Lower Thames Crossing.

Thames tunnel boss makes new CO2 claim


National Highways is set to claim a huge fall in projected traffic emissions from the planned Lower Thames Crossing, the project’s boss has said.

Lower Thames Crossing facing carbon questions


National Highways is facing pressure over the climate impact of building the Lower Thames Crossing after it made a so-far unsubstantiated claim to have already cut construction carbon on the scheme by ‘over a third’.

Lower Thames Crossing: £1.9bn contracts enter final tender phase


National Highways has invited shortlisted bidders to tender for the £1.9bn contracts to build the connecting roads and other infrastructure for the Lower Thames Crossing, six months after announcing the shortlist.

Lower Thames Crossing to deliver 60km of active travel routes


National Highways has published new artist's impressions showing over 60km of new or improved pathways for walkers, cyclists and horse riders that will be delivered as part of the massive Lower Thames Crossing project.

Clarity awaited over £8bn Thames tunnel costs


National Highways has yet to formalise a re-profiling of spending and delivery of the Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) following delays to the launch date.

Turner & Townsend scoops final LTC client team deal


National Highways has awarded Turner & Townsend Limited a £23.3m commercial partner contract on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing scheme.

Five invited to bid for £1.9bn Thames crossing roads work


Five companies have been shortlisted for two Lower Thames Crossing contracts worth a combined £1.9bn, to design and build new roads for the scheme.

Thames Crossing funding still opaque as new consultation launched


The roads regulator has criticised Highways England for failing to quantify the impact of delays to the Lower Thames Crossing on its budget for the current Road Investment Strategy.

Highways England and Havering Council in 'betrayal' row


Highways England has disputed a local council leader’s claim that it has ‘betrayed’ local residents over a promised discount for its residents using the Lower Thames Crossing.

Highways England to plant 100-hectare woodland


Highways England has announced that a new woodland the size of 135 football pitches will be planted alongside the route of the proposed Lower Thames Crossing, in partnership with Forestry England.

Shortlist revealed for £2.3bn Lower Thames Tunnel contract


Highways England has revealed its shortlist for a £2.3bn works package to build the Lower Thames Crossing road tunnel - the longest road tunnel in Britain.

Highways England tenders £1.9bn Lower Thames Crossing contracts


Highways England has invited tenders on two roads contracts worth a combined £1.9bn to build routes north and south of the River Thames on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing.

Jacobs wins £162m Lower Thames Crossing deal


Jacobs has won the £162.5m Integration Partner contract for the Lower Thames Crossing project, which will see the company act 'as a catalyst for collaboration between Highways England and the three main works contracts' handling delivery.

O'Sullivan questions PINS capacity after tunnel rebuff


Highways England’s chief executive has defended its proposals and planning application for the Lower Thames Crossing and questioned the capacity of the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) to process the application.

Get real on Thames crossing carbon impact, Govt told


The Lower Thames Crossing is estimated to add over five million tonnes of CO2 to the UK’s carbon emissions, official documents show.

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