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  • "The problem is that there is no other viable alternative. You either pay the toll and take 5 minutes* getting from the A13 to the M2 and beyond or go via the Blackwall tunnel which will no doubt use £2.50+ on fuel and add nearly an hour just for the detour.

    * on the rare occasion traffic is not already snarled up.

    At least with the M6 toll you have the option of travelling parallel to the motorway and paying the toll to avoid the notorious Brummie traffic jams.

    The M25 crossing, well we're basically to to put up & shut up. Maybe we should persuade some of the French to take up residence in Thurrock and Dartford. They know how to kick up a fuss when the government dares to take the pi$$!"
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Dartford Crossing tolls to rise to £2.50

TOLLS at the Dartford Crossing are set to rise to £2.50 per journey.

Following the Chancellor's Comprehensive Spending Review, it emerged the tolls will rise to £2 next year and then up to £2.50 per crossing in 2012.

The controversial announcements will affect the thousands of motorists and businesses which use the Dartford Crossing daily.

A statement from the Treasury said: "The department and the Highways Agency are developing options to improve the crossing for motorists including: exploring a new additional crossing; using free flow charging to improve efficiency; and removing charges to aid flow when congestion is most severe.

"The increased charges will be used to fund this work."

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