Transport Acts

Transport Act 2000TRANSPORT ACT 20000.21781151.445958DA1 1DRThe Borough of DartfordThe City of WestminsterSW1P4DR2007-03-092008-01-01RM176SLDA11DR2006-12-14The Borough of Thurrock0.32481351.475675RM17 6SL-0.12930351.494637SW1P 4DRTSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211,

Department for Transport


THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT gives notice that he proposes to make an Order under sections 167, 168, 171 and 172(2) of the Transport Act 2000, which will replace the existing charging regime at the Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing. The length of highway becoming subject to the charging regime is a length of the A282 Trunk Road of approximately 3.5 kilometres from a point below the north face of the bridge carrying Crossways Boulevard over the Trunk Road at Junction 1a at Dartford in the County of Kent, and extending northwards to a point approximately 300 metres north of where it crosses London Road at West Thurrock in the County of Essex, the highway being carried through twin tunnels beneath the River Thames and on the Queen Elizabeth II bridge over the River Thames. The proposed charging regime sets charges for cash payment and discounts for those who pay by a Dart-Tag and pre-pay account:

Cash Charge   Tag Charge
Day charges (6am - 10pm) Night charges (10pm - 6am) Day charges (6am - 10pm) Night charges (10pm - 6am)
Cars £1.50 Free £1.00 Free
2 Axle Goods £2.00 Free £1.75 Free
Multi Axle Goods £4.00 Free £3.20 Free
The Order authorises the exemption from the charging regime of certain motor vehicles as set out in Schedule 4 to the Order and enables variations to be made to the regime in line with the retail price index. It is proposed that the Order shall come into force on 1 January 2008 and will remain in force indefinitely. COPIES of the following documents: — This notice — The draft Order: The A282 Trunk Road (Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Charging Scheme) Order 2007 — Map of the location to which the Order relates — A consultation document setting out the Secretary of State’s reasons for proposing to Order may be inspected free of charge at all reasonable hours from 14 December 2006 until 9 March 2007, at the following locations: Dartford Borough Council Civic Centre Home Gardens Dartford DA1 1DR Thurrock Council Civic Offices New Road Grays RM17 6SL THESE documents can also be found at the website: ANY PERSON MAY OBJECT to or make representations about the making of the Order not later than 9 March 2007 by writing to the Secretary of State c/o Julian Smith, Dartford Consultation, Zone 3/05, Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DR or by Email to him at and stating the grounds of objection. In the preparation of an objection and the statement of grounds of objection it should be borne in mind that the substance of any objection or representation may be communicated to other people who may be affected by it. 14 December 2006 Martin Jones, Department for Transport Adam Simmons, Department for Transport Peter Evans, Highways Agency