Silvertown Tunnel 13 May 2018

Construction of a new twin-bore tunnel to carry a dual two-lane road under the Thames between North Greenwich and Silvertown. The tunnel will relieve the nearby Blackwall Tunnels which run significantly above their capacity for much of the day and are prone to severe congestion and disruption. The scheme is being funded by borrowing against the receipts of a new toll which will apply to both the new Silvertown Tunnel and the existing Blackwall Tunnel, the cost of which will be matched with the tolls on the crossing at Dartford.