£1.2bn Thames tunnel opponents aim to halt project

Campaigners are making a last-ditch attempt to halt a £1.2bn scheme to build a new four-lane tunnel under the River Thames. They will write to the oversight committee at the Greater London Authority asking for an urgent review, claiming the project will be environmentally destructive and cripplingly expensive. However, supporters of the tunnel, which would connect the Greenwich peninsula to West Silvertown, say it will ease congestion at Blackwall Tunnel, provide better access to jobs and services, and improve the resilience of the road network in response to developments in Greenwich and the Royal Docks.

The Observer (14/06/2020)

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