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It's been a long time coming, but after more than fifty years, the barriers at the Dartford Crossing are coming down.
And with the removal of those barriers, the hope is that the worst of the congestion will end too. But will it all go smoothly, and do people know what to do?
Andrea Thomas spent the morning with courier and regular Dartford Crossing user Ben Conroy, to see how he felt about the changes.
Watch this mesmerising timelapse video of work on the Dartford Crossing.
Work begins today to remove toll booths at the Dartford Crossing in preparation for the launch of its new payment scheme. "Dart Charge" will see the end of cash payments and aims to reduce traffic.
It means the barriers will be scrapped and drivers will pay the charge by phone, post or online.
The roadworks will continue until spring 2015 when drivers will feel the full benefit of the changes through quicker journey times.
Until then drivers can expect some delays but all work is being planned to minimise disruption. During construction temporary speed limits and road layouts will be in use so drivers should follow instructions on road signs.
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Free-flowing traffic passes through the Dartford crossing after the barriers and toll booths come down.