Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price demands QE2 Bridge resolution

Thurrock Gazette: There was significant disruption to the M25 and gridlock on Thurrock's roads after the bridge was closed on three separate occasions due to high winds over Christmas. There was significant disruption to the M25 and gridlock on Thurrock's roads after the bridge was closed on three separate occasions due to high winds over Christmas.

THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price has raised the problems caused by the repeated closure of the QE2 Bridge in parliament in a bid to end the nightmares endured by drivers.

Over Christmas there was significant disruption to the M25 and gridlock on Thurrock's roads after the bridge was closed on three separate occasions due to high winds.

Ms Doyle-Price demanded that Cobra assess the resilience of the road network following the stormy weather.

She said: "It’s important that a proper assessment of the impact of the weather on the road network is made at the highest levels of Government and that is why I want Cobra to look at this.

“I am convinced that if a proper look is taken, the Government would conclude that we need a new outer ring road to complement the M25 and ensure that there is resilience in the road network.

“It is why it should really think again about options for a lower Thames crossing. I will be writing to the Prime Minister to formalise this request."

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9:52am Wed 8 Jan 14

I-say-you-say says...

Surely after us motorists have paid for this crossing a million times (yes I know this is an exxageration!) over AND still endured rising crossing costs, any further works as suggested by MP Doyle-Price will be carried out and completed as necessary FREE OF CHARGE!

Yeah right!!!
Surely after us motorists have paid for this crossing a million times (yes I know this is an exxageration!) over AND still endured rising crossing costs, any further works as suggested by MP Doyle-Price will be carried out and completed as necessary FREE OF CHARGE! Yeah right!!! I-say-you-say
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10:00am Wed 8 Jan 14

stuart695 says...

It is positive to see our MP is making every effort to raise probably the most significant local issue at the highest level. It would be good to see a strong group of interested local political, business and environnental leaders taking a combined high profile approach,
It is positive to see our MP is making every effort to raise probably the most significant local issue at the highest level. It would be good to see a strong group of interested local political, business and environnental leaders taking a combined high profile approach, stuart695
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1:20pm Wed 8 Jan 14

cynic all says...

I suggest people boycott lakeside and Bluewater on windy days the loss in shop revenue will soon put a stop to this . Leave it to MPs and it will not get sorted. Just one big talking shop.
I suggest people boycott lakeside and Bluewater on windy days the loss in shop revenue will soon put a stop to this . Leave it to MPs and it will not get sorted. Just one big talking shop. cynic all
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11:41am Thu 9 Jan 14

I-say-you-say says...

cynic all wrote:
I suggest people boycott lakeside and Bluewater on windy days the loss in shop revenue will soon put a stop to this . Leave it to MPs and it will not get sorted. Just one big talking shop.
After recent events I think people will! I know several people who got caught up last time and with trains cancelled as well they literally had no way to get home and were trapped!
[quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: I suggest people boycott lakeside and Bluewater on windy days the loss in shop revenue will soon put a stop to this . Leave it to MPs and it will not get sorted. Just one big talking shop.[/p][/quote]After recent events I think people will! I know several people who got caught up last time and with trains cancelled as well they literally had no way to get home and were trapped! I-say-you-say
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