Published: 12:00, 01 March 2016
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 Kent side of the crossing is plagued by regular congestion, especially on local roads leading to the junctions nearest the crossing – junction 1B, the Princes Road interchange, and junction 1A, the entrance to the crossing itself.
The improvement will include:
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.”