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MPs outline road wish-list for Essex
8:20am Thursday 25th October 2012 in Echo News
A FREE Dartford crossing and a Shoebury bypass are among the items on the transport wish-list for south Essex’s MPs.
During a debate on the county’s infrastructure in the House of Commons yesterday, Tory MPs James Duddridge and Jackie Doyle-Price called for measures to improve the lives of everyday motorists.
Ms Doyle-Price, who represents Thurrock, said the case still needed “to be made” for retaining toll charges at the Dartford crossing and claimed removing them would speed up M25 traffic considerably.
Following her cue, Rochford and Southend East MP James Duddridge called for a relief road to end the uncertainty of trips between the outskirts of Southend and Shoebury.
He said: “Broadly speaking, we would like an outer relief road, from Shoebury, bypassing Southend.
“However, in all candour, all alternatives at the moment would involve housing all along the side of the road, which would put congestion back into the system.”