Lower Thames Crossing
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National Highways wants to make the Lower Thames Crossing the greenest road ever built in the UK and, as a National Highways Pathfinder project, it will push the boundaries in construction and show how the Lower Thames Crossing and other large infrastructure projects can help the UK reach net zero.

Working with partners and suppliers to reduce planned carbon emissions during construction, Lower Thames Crossing is the first major infrastructure project to use the procurement process to target carbon and is currently out to market for a supplier of Lower Carbon Hydrogen to fuel a large proportion of the construction plant.

Part of the biggest investment in the UK’s road network for a generation, the project includes 14.3 miles of new road connecting the M2/A2, A13 and M25 and the longest road tunnel in the UK comprising two 2.6 mile tunnels which, at 16m diameter each, will be the third widest tunnels bored in the world.


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Kent and Essex