Government to push on with plans for new Thames crossing

Government to push on with plans for new Thames crossing

Government to push on with plans for new Thames crossing

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THE Government has vowed to push on with plans for a new Thames crossing and improvements to junction 30 of the M25.

The pledges were part of a £28billion investment on road infrastructure announced in Wednesday’s Government spending review.

Junction 30, at Thurrock, is set for an overhaul, funded by superport providers DP World, which will see slip roads widened, carriageways resurfaced and extra space created to allow traffic to merge more safely with the A282.

The new Thames Crossing would be built to deal with an expected rise in traffic and to ease congestion at Dartford.

David Miles, chairman of the Essex Federation of Small Businesses, welcomed the investment.

He said: “There is an urgency to get these projects off the ground so businesses see action and not just rhetoric on delivery.

“Two thirds of FSB members say the state of the roads has a negative impact on their business, with 61 per cent saying the same about congestion.

“Making roads fit for purpose and able to cope with traffic levels will help all businesses.”

The Government is consulting with residents, councils and businesses on the future of a new Thames Crossing.

There are four options being considered and people have until July 16 to submit their comments.

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8:16am Mon 1 Jul 13

apapa palm says...

All well and good, but in this time of austerity the cost of this project will not bring down the deficit that the tories left the Labour gov in 1997.I reckon they should use the 11bn thats wasted on foreign aid, but i doubt it.
All well and good, but in this time of austerity the cost of this project will not bring down the deficit that the tories left the Labour gov in 1997.I reckon they should use the 11bn thats wasted on foreign aid, but i doubt it. apapa palm
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10:02am Mon 1 Jul 13

sjreynolds143 says...

...and we can see the 4 options and make our responses where, exactly?
...and we can see the 4 options and make our responses where, exactly? sjreynolds143
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11:53am Mon 1 Jul 13

emcee says...

sjreynolds143 wrote:
...and we can see the 4 options and make our responses where, exactly?
Option A: at the site of the existing A282 Dartford-Thurrock crossing;
Option B: connecting the A2 with the A1089;
Option C: connecting the M2 with the A13 and the M25 between junctions 29 and 30;
Option C (varient): connecting the M2 with the A13 and the M25 between
junctions 29 and 30, and additionally widening the A229 between the
M2 and the M20.
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Taken from the May 2013 consultation document.
[quote][p][bold]sjreynolds143[/bold] wrote: ...and we can see the 4 options and make our responses where, exactly?[/p][/quote]Option A: at the site of the existing A282 Dartford-Thurrock crossing; Option B: connecting the A2 with the A1089; Option C: connecting the M2 with the A13 and the M25 between junctions 29 and 30; Option C (varient): connecting the M2 with the A13 and the M25 between junctions 29 and 30, and additionally widening the A229 between the M2 and the M20. - Taken from the May 2013 consultation document. emcee
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9:42pm Mon 1 Jul 13

sjreynolds143 says...

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