New Lower Thames Crossing – take a virtual trip

New road plans have been revealed to help take the pressure off the Dartford Crossing and surrounding roads.

The chosen option ‘C’ will see a new road link the M25, near North Ockendon, Essex, with the A2 near Shorne, Kent.

The plans also showed a new road will cross the A13 Orsett, connecting land east of Tilbury to land east of Gravesend. Further, a new road will then take traffic to the A2, near Thong, via the Western Southern Link.

Credit: Highways England

The decision came after a public consultation, started in January last year, resulted in ‘C’ as the favoured route.

Take a virtual journey through the new ‘Lower Thames Crossing’

Here’s how your Dartford Crossing-free trip could look in future.


Find all the information on the Dartford Crossing here


The route will offer improved journey times, network reliability and economic benefits. It will also;

  • Create more than 70% additional capacity across the Thames east of London
  • Offer significant transport benefits including more reliable journeys
  • Offer a modern, reliable alternative crossing east of London – relieving pressure and congestion on existing crossings.

Credit: Highways England

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