max temp: 15°C

min temp: 12°C


Poll: Remote payment system to reduce congestion at Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing toll

12:53 03 April 2014

New toll payment system being introduced

New toll payment system being introduced

Construction work is due to start later this month on a new scheme designed to ease congestion at the Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing.

A new remote payment system will be introduced from October 2014 which it is hoped will ease traffic flow at the crossing. Instead of stopping at barriers to pay, drivers will pay online, by phone, text, or at one of numerous retail outlets.

Changes will need to be made to the road layout before the new system can be launched, but first, new signs will be installed to explain how it will work.

Work will begin on April 22 and will be mostly carried out overnight.

Nigel Gray, Highways Agency project director, said: “This improvement is part of the Government’s commitment to invest in infrastructure, underpinning economic growth; some £1.7 billion is being invested into roads across the South East by 2021 and the changes we are introducing at Dartford will reduce congestion and ease traffic flow at this vital transport link.

“Work to date has been progressing well behind-the-scenes. Now we are ready to start on the road. This advance work has been carefully planned to minimise disruption to road users and so will largely be carried out overnight when traffic flows are lowest.

The signage work will take place overnight on the A282, M25, A13, M20. On the A1306, A2, Bob Dunn Way and Crossways Boulevard.


  • If they get it right it we should be able to drive straight through it without even realising it.

    Report this comment

    Modern day slave

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • this will cause a lot of accidents.speeding and crossing lanes.

    Report this comment


    Thursday, April 3, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

More than 4,000 motorists were caught speeding during the first three months of enforcing the new 60mph speed limit on the Orwell Bridge.

A drug user found with cannabis inside a Kinder egg after going to Martlesham police investigation centre to answer bail for a theft offence has been jailed.

The clocks will wind back an hour this weekend, giving you an extra hour in bed.

Campaigners are today making a toast to community spirit and tasting a hard-earned sip of success as their dream of saving a village pub becomes a reality.

An Ipswich couple have jived, waltzed and quickstepped their way to the top in an international competition – landing first place in the Miami world professional ten championships.

Mid Suffolk District Council have apologised after admitting an “embarrassing” mistake was made in a letter sent to voters this week.

Part of prestigious independent Woodbridge School is set to be converted to housing as part of major changes to the site.

A person has been successfully talked down from the Orwell Bridge this morning.

It didn’t last long – Town couldn’t turn their victory against Burton into a winning streak and succumbed to a 3-0 loss to Newcastle last weekend.

As we approach November there is still plenty of great local sport to get your teeth into.

Most read

Most commented


Show Job Lists

Topic pages


Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24