2017 Report details for project: Lower Thames Crossing

Project name: Lower Thames Crossing - there are 4 reports for this project: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DFT (D9) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2017 (data is from Sept 2016)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The project aims to solve the problems of traffic congestion at the existing Dartford Crossing and on local roads. In the first phase the project will identify feasible options for additional river crossing road capacity in the Lower Thames area and assess these against the Client Scheme Requirements (Version 2.8) which were agreed with DfT early in 2014. Public commitments to this work were given in 2014 by the SoS in response to the DfT consultation held in 2013.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The project was given an amber/red delivery confidence rating. We have been working closely with the Department for Transport to make the Preferred Route Announcement (PRA) and to make significant progress with addressing the MPRG panel’s recommendations.
Start date: 2014-05-30
End date: 2026-12-31
Schedule text: The project remains on target to achieve open for traffic by the end of 2025 if publicly financed. The Department for Transport is working with HM Treasury to assess the impact for private finance which, if used, could extend the overall programme by up to 2 years
Baseline: £35.60m
Forecast: £26.62m
Variance: -25.00%
Variance text: To ensure all consultation results and evidence was examined ahead of the PRA being made has seen expenditure reprofiled from 2016/17 to 2017/18 and 2018/19.
Whole Life Cost: £199.10m
WLCost text: Costs to take the project through the development phase (including the costs of the options phase) are forecast to be £295.2m of which £157.8m falls in the RIS1 period.
Notes1: Lower Thames Crossing Feasibility
Sourcefile: IPA_2017.csv

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