- Dart Charge begins October 2014; we are finalising exact dates and will announce these shortly.
- Dart Charge website and customer call centre go live in September 2014 – you’ll be able to use these to pay for crossings and to set up a pre-pay account.
- We aim to have 10,000 retail outlets available nationally to pay at too. Our payment agent will be Payzone.
We have installed five brand new gantries at the Dartford Crossing.
View a timelapse video of the installation.
Four of these gantries will house the signage and detection equipment that will allow you to pay without stopping at a barrier, speeding up journeys for everyone. The other gantry will hold new signage.
carried out the work overnight when traffic flows are lowest, keeping
one tunnel open to northbound traffic to minimise disruption. We
coordinated this with other planned works on the crossing to make full
use of every road closure and keep any disruption to a minimum.
construction work is set to continue over the coming weeks with changes
to the junction 1a roundabout and Kent Marshalling Area – the holding
area where vehicles with abnormal or potentially dangerous loads are
checked before crossing.
may notice some lane restrictions on the approaches to the M25 Junction
1a Roundabout. These are not expected to cause significant disruption
to the travelling public.
we will continue to use lane closures on the M25 and A282 to carry out
signage work, with some short term closures of the slip roads where
new payment arrangements will be in place in October. We will then
start the main roadworks to remove the booths and introduce a new road
layout. This is due to be completed by spring 2015.