Lower Thames Crossing

Thames Crossing funding still opaque as new consultation launched

15/07/2021

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

08/07/2021

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

02/06/2021

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

07/04/2021

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

01/04/2021

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

04/02/2021

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

18/12/2020

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

07/12/2020

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

30/11/2020

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

23/11/2020

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

12/11/2020

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

11/03/2020

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

03/02/2020

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

06/01/2020

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

09/09/2019

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

02/08/2019

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

07/02/2019

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.

DfT confirms Treasury will need to pay for Stonehenge and Lower Thames Crossing

04/02/2019

The Department for Transport has confirmed it expects to receive billions in cash from the Treasury under the next Spending Review to pay for the Stonehenge tunnel and associated works on the A303, and the Lower Thames Crossing.

Exclusive: O'Sullivan - Stonehenge and Lower Thames must be publicly financed or delayed

09/11/2018

In one of his first interviews since the Budget, Highways England chief executive Jim O'Sullivan told Highways it was too late to find a new private finance model for the Stonehenge and Lower Thames Crossing schemes if they are to open on time.

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