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MP calls for Dartford Crossing views

Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock is appealing for residents to give their views on the proposed changes to the payment system on the Dartford Crossing.

A consultation is currently underway over plans to remove all barriers at the crossing and improve traffic flow.

The removal of the barriers would affect the way payments for using the crossing are taken.

“I welcome the proposal to reduce congestion and traffic at the Dartford Crossing. The crossing is a vital piece of infrastructure and I can understand how frustrating it is for motorists to be sitting in traffic while waiting to pay.

“I do however want to ensure that the payment system is fair to all involved. It must be simple and must not be intended to catch people out.

“I would encourage anyone who uses the Dartford Crossing to make their views known to the Highway Agency. It is vital that the road users have a say in how this new system will be managed.”

– Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock