Lower Thames Crossing

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.

Lower Thames Crossing planning permission failures revealed


The Planning Inspectorate has released a list of reasons why it was set to turn down Highways England's planning application for the Lower Thames Crossing.

Lower Thames Crossing planning application delayed after facing failure


Highways England has been forced to rethink its planning bid for the Lower Thames Crossing after the Planning Inspectorate revealed it would turn the application down.

Highways England invites tenders for £2bn Lower Thames Crossing


Highways England has invited tenders for its largest ever contract - a £2bn package to build the Lower Thames Crossing.

Road Investment Strategy 2 published: £27.4bn 2020-2025


The Government has published the long-awaited Road Investment Strategy for 2020 to 2025 (RIS 2), with a budget of £27.4bn.

£7bn Lower Thames Crossing grows again


Highways England has released new images and revised plans for the planned Lower Thames Crossing as the project begins its next phase of public consultation.

No light at the end of tunnel funding impasse


The Planning Inspectorate has passed its recommendation on plans to build a tunnel at Stonehenge to the transport secretary but the project remains unfunded.

Treasury promises 2019 answer on delayed Stonehenge and Lower Thames funding


The Treasury has promised a funding announcement on the A303 Stonehenge and the Lower Thames Crossing works by the end of the year, after failing on its pledge to give an answer in the Spending Round. 

AECOM starts ground investigation work for Lower Thames Crossing


Infrastructure services firm AECOM has started work on a major programme of ground investigations and surveys along the 14.5 mile route of the planned Lower Thames Crossing.

Highways England goes back to market on Stonehenge and Lower Thames Crossing


Highways England has launched a new market engagement process for its flagship multi-billion schemes on the A303 around Stonehenge, and the Lower Thames Crossing.

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