Lower Thames Crossing

This is a scheme to construct a 22.8km road linking the M25 in Essex to the A2/M2. This includes a 4.2 km twin bore tunnel under the Thames, a complex junction with the A2 between Marling Cross and the Cobham junctions, and rebuilding the A2 to the M2 at J1 (Three Crutches).

This scheme is proceeding by means of a Development Consent Order (DCO) application. The timeline has been:

A fresh consultation is going to be running from Thursday 12 May to Monday 20 June 2022. Further information can be found from the Highways England website which will include links to the consultation material when it is released. A new DCO application can be expected later in the year.  Information about the project application process can also be found from the Planning Inspectorate.