Bouygues Travaux Publics – Murphy awarded LTC tunnelling contract

National Highways has awarded Bouygues Travaux Publics – Murphy Joint Venture the contract to build the country’s largest bored tunnels. The Lower Thames Crossing will connect Kent and Essex, and is designed to tackle congestion to the west at the Dartford Crossing. The award of the Tunnels and Approaches contract completes the assembly of the […]

Doubts expressed over future of Lower Thames and Stonehenge tunnel projects

It’s being suggested the future of several prestige transport projects, including are in “increasing doubt” after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak failed to commit to building the northern section of the HS2 high-speed rail line to Manchester. The Guardian reports MPs and transport industry experts now believe that a number of other schemes, including the Lower […]

Skanska is LTC Kent roads preferred bidder

National Highways has announced that Skanska has been named the preferred bidder for the Kent Roads contract on the Lower Thames Crossing project. The Lower Thames Crossing is a proposed new road connecting Kent and Essex through the UK’s longest road tunnel. It is designed to tackle congestion at the 60-year-old Dartford Crossing, make journeys […]

National Highways to use hydrogen powered construction machinery

National Highways has launched one of the UK’s largest ever purchases of low-carbon hydrogen, in a move that would reduce the carbon footprint of the Lower Thames Crossing, accelerate the construction industry’s shift away from diesel, and kick start the highly anticipated development of a hydrogen ecosystem in the Thames Estuary with the potential to […]

Gravesham Council confirms opposition to Lower Thames Crossing

Gravesham Borough Council in Kent has reiterated its opposition to the principle of a Lower Thames Crossing to the east of Gravesend in the week that the examination into the proposal opened. At a meeting of full council, members voted unanimously to reaffirm the authority’s opposition to the siting of the proposed crossing, endorsed a […]

National Highways seeks hydrogen supplier for Lower Thames Crossing project

National Highways has announced the procurement of a contract to supply low carbon hydrogen for the construction of the Lower Thames Crossing. In a procurement document, National Highways says the LTC is dedicated to achieving the lowest carbon solution to deliver the works and that the scope of this procurement requires supply of an estimated […]

Latest Lower Thames Crossing consultation gets underway 

National Highways has begun a further round of consultation on small changes being proposed to the design of the Lower Thames Crossing, which will result in changes to its submitted DCO Application. The design of the new road connecting Kent, Thurrock and Havering via a tunnel under the Thames has been shaped by feedback from […]

Thurrock Council’s opposition to LTC remains unanimous

Every councillor present at a full meeting of Thurrock Council in southwest Essex has indicated their opposition to the building of the Lower Thames Crossing. The website Your Thurrock reports the Chair of Thurrock Council’s Lower Thames Crossing Task Force bought forward a motion at the Full Council meeting on Wednesday (25 January) to seek […]

Balfour Beatty awarded £1.2 billion Lower Thames Crossing contract

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that it has been awarded a £1.2 billion contract by National Highways to deliver the ‘Roads North of the Thames’ package of works for the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. The Lower Thames Crossing will create a new connection under the River Thames to increase capacity and ease […]

National Highways publishes new LTC fly through

National Highways has released a new video fly-through that illustrates the route of the Lower Thames Crossing, as the Planning Inspectorate opened the period for members of the public, stakeholders and landowners to register to take part in the next stage of the planning process. The new fly-through shows a bird’s eye view of the […]


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