UPDATED plans for the Lower Thames Crossing have been welcomed as ‘an end to costly rush-hour congestion at the Dartford Crossing’ by the Deputy Leader of Essex County Council.
Cllr Kevin Bentley praised the new plans which could potentially create more than 6,000 jobs and boost the UK economy by more than £8 billion.
Today he said: “It is great to see plans for the Lower Thames Crossing developing as it is a vital link to help continue to promote economic growth within Essex and keep our county moving.
“Commuters and business will no doubt be delighted to see an end in sight to costly rush-hour congestion at the Dartford Crossing.
“The safety improvements to junctions in these latest plans will also be welcomed by drivers as queueing traffic is often triggered by collisions on key junctions.”
He continued: “Modern transport infrastructure is a key driver for growing our businesses as congestion costs this county millions of pounds every year.
“That is why we are backing these plans for a new Lower Thames Crossing as well as investment to improve other key routes including M11, M25, A120, A13 and A12.”