Lower Thames Crossing

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th July 2017.

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Photo of Adam Holloway Adam Holloway Conservative, Gravesham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether an assessment has been made of the potential effect on levels of congestion in Gravesham in the event that the (a) existing or (b) proposed new Lower Thames Crossings are heavily congested.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

In developing its proposals for the Lower Thames Crossing, Highways England examined the impact of incidents on the operation of the Strategic Road Network, and the knock-on effects on the local road network.

These assessments will be further refined as the detailed design for the scheme takes shape.

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