Consultation on second Dartford crossing launched

Traffic heads towards the Dartford River Crossing near Darenth, Kent, as the bank holiday getaway begins.
Traffic heads towards the Dartford River Crossing near Darenth, Kent, as the bank holiday getaway begins. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The Government has today begun consulting on a second Dartford Crossing. The options are:

(1) at the site of the existing A282 Dartford-Thurrock crossing;

(2) connecting the A2 Swanscombe Peninsula with the A1089 in Essex; o

(3) linking the M2 with the A13 and the M25 between junctions 29 and 30.

The Freight Transport Association says it's long overdue but environmentalists say they're not convinced it's needed.

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New crossing plans for Dartford

The Government has launched a consultation on plans to build a second crossing over the River Thames in Dartford, Kent.