2018 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: 2018 (data is from Sept 2017)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The Lower Thames Crossing will be a new free-flowing road connection close to the existing Dartford Crossing which will relieve the existing crossing of congestion and associated problems and also enable further local regional and national economic growth. The scope includes: twin 3 lane bored tunnels; 3 lane link roads between the A2 and the A13; 2 lane link roads from the A13 to the M25; and junctions connecting the new scheme to the existing road network. The tunnel will be publically financed with the roads built under a DBFM private finance contract.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The IPA Delivery Confidence Assessment (DCA) of Amber Red reflects the project status prior to Preferred Route Announcement. The government's preferred route was announced by the Secretary of State for Transport on 12 April 2017 and funding for the Development Phase of the project was approved by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 25 September 2017. Since this time significant progress has been made in developing the design, engaging with stakeholders to secure their views and securing the right resources to lead and deliver the project.
Start date: 2014-05-30
End date: 2028-07-31
Schedule text: The decision to part privately finance the project changed the delivery timetable. The revised road open date is now 2027 .
Baseline: £49.90m
Forecast: £49.90m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Less than 5% variance
Whole Life Cost: £4,648.80m
WLCost text: The current range estimate approved by BICC in July 2017 is £4.649bn (most likely cost) to £6.5bn. Development Phase funding of £324.4m was approved at the same meeting and subsequently confirmed by HMT in September 2017.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2018.csv

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