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Bidding begins for £1bn Silvertown Tunnel

10 Oct 16 Transport for London (TfL) has published a contract notice for the planned £1bn Silvertown Tunnel between Silvertown and the Greenwich Peninsula in east London.

The Silvertown Tunnel would alleviate congestion in the Blackwall Tunnel
The Silvertown Tunnel would alleviate congestion in the Blackwall Tunnel

TfL is looking to award a contract for the design, construct, finance and maintenance of a new river crossing. The maintenance element will run for 30 years.

The crossing will comprise of a twin bore road tunnel alongside Blackwall Tunnel with connections to the A1020 Silvertown Way/Lower Lea Crossing at the north and to the A102 Blackwall Tunnel approach at the south. It is expected to open in 2023.

It is proposed that user charging will be applied to manage congestion and help fund the scheme, although this will not form part of the contract.

The project was approved by the mayor of London last week.

The procurement documents are available at: https://tflsilvertown.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

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