The Highways Agency has gone out to tender for a firm to help it develop and install a barrier-less payment method for users of the M25 Dartford Crossing.
It wants a firm that can provide technical consultancy services to develop, deliver and support the introduction of system that will remove the need for drivers to stop and pay cash within a plaza and barrier environment. The existing toll plaza is a major capacity bottleneck on the motorway. The Agency hopes to relieve congestion while a third river crossing is planned and built.
The firm will help the Agency procure the right technology and then support it during construction and the first six months of operation. The Agency expects to pay between £4M and £6M in fees.