This week saw Highways England announce Option C - connecting Tilbury to Gravesend - as its preferred route for the Lower Thames Crossing. This debate will inevitably spark heated discussion on this and the other options.

It would seem this option would clearly target traffic from the EU, ensuring vehicles completely avoid the Dartford tunnel or bridge, thus reduces the congestion on the M25. However it does not tackle any other traffic travelling anti-clock wise on the M25.