Transport Minister confirms that a crossing at Dartford is still on the table.

The transport minister has pledged to the people of Gravesham, that a new Thames crossing could still be at Dartford.

During a meeting yesterday (Tuesday), the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin spoke with MP Adam Holloway, council leader Cllr John Cubitt and opposition leader Cllr John Burden.

He confirmed that Option A – a second bridge at Dartford – is still viable has not been ruled out.
During the meeting, Gravesham representatives put their case against Option C – the lower Thames crossing proposed east of Gravesend.

Afterwards Cllr Cubitt said: “The minister said he wanted to put on record that Option A is still absolutely on the table.

“Highways England’s latest consultation certainly implies that a second bridge at Dartford is no longer under consideration but the Secretary of State – on whose shoulders the final decision rests – has made it clear that this is not the case.

by Lizzie Massey Kent Business

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