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Free-flow traffic system for Dartford Crossing delayed

The introduction of new "cashless" payment arrangements at one of Britain's busiest road crossings has been delayed.

Free-flow traffic system at Dartford Crossing delayed

Plans for a toll-free system at the Dartford Crossing have been delayed Credit: ITV Meridian

The introduction of new "cashless" payment arrangements at one of Britain's busiest road crossings has been delayed.

The Highways Agency had intended to scrap toll booths and introduce a "free-flow" traffic system at the Dartford River Crossing across the Thames east of London around mid-October. But the agency said that the new system will come into effect during late November.

Highways Agency project leader Nigel Gray said it was only right that the system be thoroughly tested before it was introduced.

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