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News archive

13 December - National Highways becomes first roads organisation in the world to achieve global carbon management standard

29 November - First trees planted at new community woodland in Essex

28 November - Lower Thames Crossing plans accepted for examination

16 November - First group of local graduates on the road to success

10 November - Lower Thames Crossing and South Essex councils provide superfast broadband network

18 October - Joining the Construction Leadership Council’s Co2nstruct Zero programme

12 October -  Carbon Academy at heart of plans to futureproof skills

03 October - Lower Thames Crossing asks leading UK universities to ‘kick the tyres’ of carbon forecasts

09 August - New animation highlights Friday gridlock on the Dartford Crossing

18 July - Traffic CO2 estimate cut by 80%

28 June - One million tree target for the Lower Thames Crossing

23 June - Inventors and innovators

21 Jun - Local refinement consultation has now closed

12 May - New images released as new consultation begins

09 May - New consultation launches this week

26 April - Search for partner to build UK’s longest road tunnel

15 March - Community update - Spring 2022

15 March - Further consultation for Lower Thames Crossing

14 March - First major UK infrastructure project to use procurement to reduce carbon

24 February - Lower Thames Crossing a ‘pathfinder’ in move toward carbon neutral construction

15 February - New images show over 60km new or improved pathways

02 February - New community drop-in dates announced

02 December - Community update, Autumn 2021

11 November - New proposals to maximise Thames' shoreline

04 November - Local businesses given a head start as LTC sets plan to spend £1 in every £3 with SMEs

28 October -22,000 hours of volunteering to help local communities

27 October - Happy birthday to the QEII bridge

19 October - Local apprentices start work on the project

06 October - Commercial Partner award completes Lower Thames Crossing integrated client team

22 September - Shortlisted bidders on roads contracts announced

09 September - Community impacts consultation has now closed

05 September - Launch of new educational Minecraft games to inspire next generation

16 August - New data reveals Dartford Crossing carrying more food and goods than ever before

14 July - New consultation launches

23 June - New public consultation on plans to build and operate the Lower Thames Crossing

02 June - New community woodland to be created in Essex alongside Lower Thames Crossing route

07 April - Shortlisted bidders for Britain’s longest road tunnel 

31 March - Partners sought to build £1.9 billion Lower Thames Crossing roads

18 March - Over 80% of local businesses support the Lower Thames Crossing

17 March - Community update - March 2021

11 March - Call to locals in search for first Lower Thames Crossing apprentices

04 March - Government plans to Build Back Better with the Lower Thames Crossing

03 March - Exciting opportunities with Freeports and the Lower Thames Crossing

03 February - Highways England awards Jacobs the Lower Thames Crossing Integration Partner contract

28 January - Lower Thames Crossing to give major jobs boost to 22,000 people in Kent and Essex

25 January - Lower Thames Crossing to feature in Channel Five programme 'The Thames with Tony Robinson'

11 January - SMEs across Kent and Essex sign up to get involved in the Lower Thames Crossing