The Highways Agency is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT), and is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving the strategic road network in England on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport. We have a major role in delivering the Government's Ten Year Plan for Transport.
Traffic England www.trafficengland.com
Traffic England is a free website which is available to the public 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It provides live traffic information about the motorways and A-Roads in England (it does not include Scotland and Wales). The service is run by the National Traffic Control Centre (NTCC) of the Highways Agency.
British Toll Tunnels Dangerous Traffic
With effect from the 1 January 2010, the Dartford River Crossing tunnel is classed as Category C under the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).
Within the Category C classification, there are specific Dartford River Crossing procedures and control measures that must be complied with to allow the transit of these specific goods.
It should be noted that a number goods falling within the Category C classification will only be permitted to transit the tunnel between 22.30 to 05.30. Details of the classification and permitted transit are attached.
The following link http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/projects/4074.aspx British Toll Tunnels Dangerous Traffic refers to the List of Restrictions.
EETS (European Electronic Toll Service) Dartford – Thurrock River Crossing
EETS (European Electronic Tolling Service) is a service being introduced as a result of EC Directive 2004/52 . The service will allow drivers to drive on a wide range of tolled infrastructure across Europe using a single payment account and one piece of electronic equipment if they wish to do so. The service will be offered to drivers by private sector service providers (EETS providers). The Directive requires Member States to ensure that tolled undertakings within the scope of the Directive are in a position to allow EETS providers to operate on their infrastructure by October 2012 for heavy goods vehicles and October 2014 for all vehicles.
EETS does not require the introduction of any new tolls or changes to existing tolls. EETS providers may choose to charge their customers for their service but that would be a decision for them. EETS will not be compulsory for any driver.
The details of EETS are set out in a Commission Decision - Decision 2009/750. Its provisions include a requirement that Member States publish a register of tolled undertakings which will fall within the scope of EETS and will therefore need to offer the option of payment through the Service. It has been determined that the European legislation currently applies to three undertakings within the UK - the crossings at Dartford and Severn and the M6 Toll Road.
A domain statement has been created to describe the existing tolling systems at the Dartford crossing. This will enable EETS providers to consider whether they should provide an EETS tag that can be used at Dartford.