About the Lower Thames Crossing

Find out more about who we are and our partners

We are National Highways

We're the government company which plans, designs, builds, operates and maintains England’s motorways and major A-roads, known as the strategic road network (SRN). We help our customers have safer, smoother and more reliable journeys. 

The Lower Thames Crossing is our most ambitious scheme in 35 years. So we are building a world class team to deliver it in a way that brings the most benefit to road users and the local communities; as soon as possible and with the greatest value to the tax-payer. 

We are building on our own track record of delivering major new infrastructure and want to build the crossing on time and on budget by bringing in experienced and innovative partners from across the industry. 

Our partners

Commercial Partner 

Turner & Townsend Limited has been awarded the Commercial Partner contract to provide day-to-day commercial and contract management, independent cost assurance and cost audit function across the Lower Thames Crossing programme. 

Integration Partner 

The Integration Partner will create a collaborative relationship between National Highways and all of its partners. Jacobs has been awarded the Integration Partner contract for the project. 

Delivery Partner - Roads North of the Thames 

Our Delivery Partner for the Roads North of the Thames contract is Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd. 

Delivery Partner - Tunnels and systems 

At 16 metres wide, our tunnels will be some of the largest bored tunnels in the world. They will also be the longest road tunnels in the UK. 
Our Delivery Partners to build the Tunnels and Approaches contract has been awarded to Bouygues Travaux Publics – Murphy Joint Venture 

Delivery Partner - Kent Roads 

Skanksa Construction UK Limited has been named as the preferred bidder for the Kent Roads contract.