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Severn Crossings may go free flow

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The Government is planning a consultation on the future of tolls for the Severn Crossings, with Roads Minister Andrew Jones reported to be supporting a free flow solution.

The website Walesonline reports that the consultation needs to happen before the crossings return to public ownership, which could happen in October next year.

“I know that makes a difference,” he is quoted as saying.  “We’ve seen that at the Dartford Crossing for example where the crossing times have been reduced with the introduction of a free flow tolling system.”

At the moment it costs £6.60 to drive a car into Wales, and £19.80 for a lorry.  These tolls are expected to be halved when the bridges are publicly owned, although the report says there are calls for the charges to be even less, or scrapped altogether.

 
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