Published: 16:30, 19 June 2014 |
A time lapse video has offered people a glimpse into the future of the Dartford Crossing.
The footage shows the first stage of the Dart Charge construction work being completed and shows five new gantries being installed, built at the entrance to the Dartford tunnels and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.
Dart Charge will hope to cut down on congestion at the crossing but changing the way people pay their toll.
Instead of stopping at the booths drivers can now pay online, via text or at stores around the country.
The gantries will house the technology behind the Dart Charge system, they will also carry signs and hold equipment that will identify the vehicles that pass under the gantry.
Restrictions in one of the tunnels or on the bridge will now take place as the equipment is installed.
Highways agency project Manager Nigel Gray said: “Completing this first phase of construction successfully is a big milestone in our work to improve the Dartford Crossing for the 170,000 drivers that use it every day.
"We’ve worked hard to install these five gantries in a way that keeps traffic disruption to an absolute minimum, and we’ll continue this focus as we move on to the next phase of work.”
Video: Time lapse footage of Dart Bridge new construction system
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