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A new Thames crossing will be built from Kent to Essex, it was finally confirmed today. The route - Option C - will run under the Thames from east of Tilbury to Chalk, near Gravesend in a two mile tunnel - the longest in Britain. In Kent, a new road will link the route to the A2 close to Shorne. The project is expected to be completed by 2027 and could cost as much as six billion pounds. Its aim is to relieve congestion and pressure on the existing Dartford Crossing which currently handles 50 million crossings every year that's 135,000 a day. But while the news has been widely welcomed by business and transport groups, there are concerns from environmental groups about the impact of the new crossing. Tom Savvides has our report.
Residents in Shorne have reacted to the Government's decision to build a new Lower Thames crossing.
The tunnel will be constructed between Kent and Essex from Gravesend to Tilbury to ease congestion on the busy Dartford Crossing.
Nashreen Issa reports:
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The Government has given the go-ahead to a new Thames Crossing.