New Lower Thames Crossing revealed

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.


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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