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Thames Crossing technical partner appointed

Lower Thames tunnel

Highways England has appointed the LTC Cascade joint venture as technical partner on the Lower Thames Crossing.

The joint venture – consisting of CH2M, Arcadis, and Cowi – will provide technical support throughout the development and construction of the proposed new river crossing in the Thames Estuary, linking Kent and Essex.

LTC Cascade’s role will run through the future stages of the project and include detailed environmental surveys, traffic modelling, economic analysis, planning and design of the preferred route, full environmental impact assessments, engagement and consultation activities and preparation of the Development Consent Order (DCO) application.

The proposed Lower Thames Crossing would increase road capacity through the creation of a ‘motorway-to-motorway’ connection.

“A new Lower Thames Crossing will unlock massive economic potential for people in Essex, Kent and the whole UK,” said Highways England director of complex infrastructure Chris Taylor.

“We need to have a world class team to ensure that the project we end up taking forward will deliver its full potential, and our technical partner will help us do just that. I’m delighted that LTC Cascade has been appointed to this vital role and I look forward to working with them to deliver this crossing and its legacy for Britain.”

“We are delighted to have been appointed technical partner for the Lower Thames Crossing and look forward to working alongside Highways England in delivering this iconic programme,” commented LTC Cascade programme director Ken Durbin.

“A new river crossing in the Thames Estuary area will relieve congestion and create additional capacity on the UK’s strategic road network, opening up huge growth opportunities for Kent and Essex and greatly supporting UK businesses.”


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