The government consulted on options for a new river crossing in the Lower Thames area. A new crossing could take years to build and be operational. We continue to call for investment today to solve the existing congestion and provide capacity for future growth.
We expect the government to announce its decision any time. We will continue to fight any proposals for additional crossings in Thurrock and will work with local residents and businesses to protect the interests of the borough.
The outcome of the consultation, which closed on 16 July 2013, is published here: Options for a new Lower Thames Crossing.
In our online poll carried out between 28 March to 20 May, more than 65% voted against the government's proposed options.
A report on the Lower Thames crossing consultation options was discussed at Thurrock Council's Cabinet, 10 July 2013 (item 16):
Our map of the three proposed routes through Thurrock is below. We rejects these routes and call on the government to act now to:
- introduce free-flow tolls, or get rid of them altogether
- invest heavily in improvements to the M25-A13 intersection, Junction 30/31
- bring prosperity to our communities and protect our green environment
- save millions of pounds