Quick improvements to the Dartford crossing are being promised with new traffic lights and road markings.
An agreement between Highways England and Kent County Council has been reached to help reduce the traffic and delays on the
northbound approach to the crossing.
Highways have said this week they are drawing up the plans to get them instated “as soon as possible”.
The improvement will include:
- New message signs with traffic information
- Smarter management of the traffic lights
- New lane markings, including yellow boxes, at junction 1A
and junction 1B to reduce lane blocking on the roundabouts
- New vehicle activated signs to alert drivers of oversized
vehicles to the height restrictions at the Dartford tunnels
Results of the poll featured on this Kent Online article as at October 15, 2017:
Roads Minister Andrew Jones said: “By upgrading traffic lights and carrying out other improvements we will help keep people moving and reduce the frustration of unpredictable journey times.
“Longer-term we remain committed to unlocking extra capacity by building a new Lower Thames Crossing.”
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