BREXIT could lead to the plug being pulled on the Lower Thames Crossing, Chancellor George Osborne warned.
Big infrastructure projects like the Second Thames Crossing would be at risk if the country had to set an emergency budget to cope with a downturn in the economy.
A recent document published by the Stronger In Europe campaign also revealed that the Lower Thames Crossing would be at risk should the UK exit the European Union along with other large infrastructure projects, due to a need to cut capital funding by £2.4 billion.
Lower Thames Crossing campaigners go head to head in postcard battle to win over government ministers
The debate over plans for a new Lower Thames Crossing shows no sign of slowing down, with the battle between Dartford and Gravesham now being fought by way of postcard campaigns.
Last week the Shorne Action Group sent a series of postcards to government minsters, each adorned with a striking image showcasing the impact residents believe a crossing east of Gravesend would have on their area.
It was the latest idea of those pleading against Highways England’s favoured Option C, which would run through the countryside surrounding Shorne, Chalk and Higham.
Cllr Kite used the launch of the campaign to call on the government to make ‘a proper and considered’ decision on the positioning of a new crossing.
He also acknowledged that – regardless of their opposing views – Dartford and Gravesham council need to work together to ensure any new crossing is fit for purpose.
The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel has officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.
The 57km (35-mile) twin-bore Gotthard base tunnel will provide a high-speed rail link under the Swiss Alps between northern and southern Europe.
Switzerland says it will revolutionise European freight transport.
Goods currently carried on the route by a million lorries a year will go by train instead.
The tunnel has overtaken Japan's 53.9km Seikan rail tunnel as the longest in the world and pushed the 50.5km Channel Tunnel linking the UK and France into third place.
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