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Dartford's crossing misery is official!

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It's official: the Dartford Crossing is the fourth most congested road in the UK.

Only the area around Heathrow and two stretches of road around Birmingham are more traffic-clogged, according to an RAC report.

The study comes just days after the Government revealed the crossing was one of the most affected by delays in the UK.

It revealed a raft of options to ease the bottleneck, including a new Thames crossing and making the toll one-way only.

Typical daily flows range from 145,000 to 150,000, it said.

Now the RAC study reveals nationally we're sick of congestion and poor road conditions - and three out of four drivers want better public transport.

It suggests that almost 90 per cent of motorists are fed up with roads in their area.

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But the motoring organisation says only one in five supports the idea of road pricing instead.

According to RAC members the 10 most-congested roads in the UK are:

1 M25 - section from Heathrow airport to M1.

2 M6/M42 interchange - east of Birmingham.

3 M6 - section from Telford to Birmingham.

4 M25 - Dartford Crossing.

5 M4/A4 - approach into west London.

6 M1 - section from Nottingham to Sheffield.

7 A14 - section around Cambridge and Huntingdon.

8 M62 - section around Leeds and Huddersfield.

9 M1 - section north of London through the Home Counties.

10 A406 (North Circular) - section from M1 to M11 in north London.

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