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Thames Silvertown Tunnel – London

141020 - London, UK - The Silvertown Tunnel will be a new twin-bore tunnel providing a road link beneath the Thames from the Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach on the Greenwich Peninsula to the Tidal Basin roundabout in the Royal Docks area. The section beneath the Thames will be built as a ‘bored’ tunnel, using a tunnel boring machine similar to those used to construct Crossrail.   Construction could start in late 2017 and the tunnel could be open is 2021/2022. Cost estimate: £750m. To access information about this project, go to the Major Projects & Programmes page in the library at, click on “Transportation - Infrastructure”, then click on Tunnels to find the project.  Must be a logged in library member to access.