Essex Chamber of Commerce members briefed on Lower Thames Crossing

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ON Friday, Essex Chambers of Commerce joined forces with the Port of Tilbury to welcome Tim Jones of Highways England to speak to key Essex businesses about the proposals for the Third Lower Thames Crossing.

As the Project Director for the Lower Thames Crossing, Tim gave businesses a comprehensive overview of the proposals to date and the sheer scale of the project, which will be one of the largest in the UK when construction gets under way. During his presentation. Tim referred to the need to leave a positive legacy behind when designing the tunnel portals and any large scale infrastructure like viaducts.

Speaking about the presentation Denise Rossiter, Chief Executive of Essex Chambers of Commerce, said “The need to improve our road networks in Essex is essential if we are to keep a successful economy in the county and a project like the Lower Thames Crossing will be vital for the future success of Essex’s businesses”

“The Chambers of Commerce fully support this scheme and we are grateful to Tim and Highways England for providing our members with an up to date briefing on how the scheme is developing and what benefits users of the road network can expect to see when it is completed.”

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