Sir John Biggs-Davision
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will move to establish appropriate means for providing for relieving future traffic congestion at the Dartford tunnel.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The Department is meeting the cost of providing additional toll booths at the tunnel and of widening the approach roads, all of which work, when completed, will enable the tunnel to handle the increase in traffic expected over the next few years. I am considering the longer-term implications for the tunnel in the more general context of expected growth rates of M25 and also of local traffic.