Lower Thames Crossing

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 6th September 2021.

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What involvement has Transport for London (TfL) had in the proposed Lower Thames Crossing, which is now budgeted at £6.3bn, and are you supporting this proposed new motorway?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) scheme is being promoted by National Highways (formerly Highways England). The proposed crossing lies entirely outside Greater London, running between Tilbury and Gravesend, but the scheme has potential impacts for London in terms of the wider traffic flows. There is also a limited interaction with the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) where the scheme connects into the M25. TfL is meeting regularly with National Highways to understand the impacts for London and ensure any issues are addressed, as well as to safeguard TfL assets.

TfL has responded to the three previous LTC consultations and will respond to the live non-statutory consultation that closes on 8 September. TfL understands that National Highways plans to resubmit its Development Consent Order (DCO) application for the scheme by the end of the year. TfL has asked National Highways to make available outstanding information in relation to the transport and environmental impacts of the scheme in advance of its DCO submission.