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.

Thames crossing to be longer and wider

10/10/2018

The Lower Thames Crossing will now have three lanes in each direction and will nearly double road capacity across the river, Highways England has announced.

Highways England to consult on 'significant changes' to Lower Thames Crossing

04/10/2018

Highways England has made ‘significant changes’ to its plans for the Lower Thames Crossing to minimise its impact on local communities and the environment.

Thames Crossing decision "weeks away"

06/03/2017

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

Business coalition calls for Lower Thames Crossing

20/10/2016

A coalition of transport, property and retail companies plus business representative organisations have written to the Chancellor calling for an urgent ministerial decision on the Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) scheme.

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.

JV appointed as technical partner for Lower Thames Crossing

12/05/2016

Highways England has appointed the LTC Cascade joint venture of CH2M, Arcadis and Cowi as technical partner for the planned Lower Thames Crossing.

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.

Council push for Lower Thames Crossing decision

16/03/2016

Essex County Council want the Secretary of State for Transport to make a decision on the new Lower Thames Crossing as soon as possible after public consultation on its proposed route options closes on 24 March.

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.  

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 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.

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.

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