Is this how the free-flow toll system at the Dartford Crossing will look?

Is this how the free-flow toll system at the Dartford Crossing will look?

Is this how the free-flow toll system at the Dartford Crossing will look?

Is this how the free-flow toll system at the Dartford Crossing will look?

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Is this how the free-flow toll system at the Dartford Crossing will look?

An artist’s impression of how the layout could look once free-flow has been introduced in October has been released to the Gazette.

The new remote payment system will come into effect later this year, at which point construction work will begin to remove the toll booths and install the new road layout.

The work is due to be completed in spring 2015.

The free-flow system means drivers will no longer have to pay charges at the barrier as they cross.

Instead, payment will be taken remotely by methods including via text message and online.

Traffic control measures including traffic lights will be used on approach to the tunnels at the crossing.

A spokesperson for the Highways Agency said work at the crossing is being planned carefully to minimise disruption to motorists.

They added: “The Dartford-Thurrock river crossing is a vital transport link and the Government is committed to reducing congestion at this crucial gateway both now and in the future.

“We are introducing newer technology and changing the road layout. The scheme will be launched during October 2014. The exact date is still to be confirmed.”

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5:13pm Mon 3 Mar 14

TheHub says...

Looks like it will continue to be a bottle-neck and pay into their favour to support the lunatic idea to build a new crossing in the same place.
Looks like it will continue to be a bottle-neck and pay into their favour to support the lunatic idea to build a new crossing in the same place. TheHub
  • Score: 4

6:50am Tue 4 Mar 14

cynic all says...

Artists can do as many impressions as they want , However reality will be somewhat different .
Artists can do as many impressions as they want , However reality will be somewhat different . cynic all
  • Score: 4

11:32am Tue 4 Mar 14

PoorFleet says...

So how are non-UK registered vehicles to be charged....
So how are non-UK registered vehicles to be charged.... PoorFleet
  • Score: 8

10:00am Wed 5 Mar 14

Rob-C100 says...

It has been estimated that non-payment by foreign drivers would amount to £21 million a year (how they arrived at that figure, I don't know). I presume the outstanding amounts will be put in the hands of a European debt agency - the cost of which will be passed on to us in higher and higher tolls.
It has been estimated that non-payment by foreign drivers would amount to £21 million a year (how they arrived at that figure, I don't know). I presume the outstanding amounts will be put in the hands of a European debt agency - the cost of which will be passed on to us in higher and higher tolls. Rob-C100
  • Score: 4

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