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Thames Crossing will feature UK’s longest road tunnel


Deniz Huseyin
12 October 2018
Impression of the northern entrance of the Lower Thames Crossing
Impression of the northern entrance of the Lower Thames Crossing


The Highways Agency has published revised plans for a three-lane dual carriageway linking Essex and Kent, including a 2.4-mile tunnel under the Thames. The 14.5-mile Lower Thames Crossing will connect the M2 near Rochester and the M25 in Essex between Gravesend and Tilbury.

According to the Highways Agency, the crossing will have the longest road tunnel in the UK and, at 50ft wide, the third largest bored tunnel in the world.

Changes have been made to proposals after a consultation, which...

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