London Evening Standard)
A two-mile road tunnel beneath the River Thames has been announced by the Government.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling revealed on Wednesday morning the preferred option for a new route to ease congestion at the Dartford Crossing.
Highways England had said in January last year that it supported the tunnel proposal, connecting Gravesend, Kent with Tilbury, Essex.
It will be the first new crossing of the Thames east of London since the Queen Elizabeth II bridge opened in 1991.
The tunnel will run from the end of the M2 near Rochester, cross the river to the east of Gravesend and join the M25 between junctions 29 and 30.