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Crossrail has released the latest pictures of tunnelling work as the project hits the 60% complete mark.

More than 23 miles (nearly 90%) of train tunnels are now complete, with tunnelling due to finish in spring next year.

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An earlier police crash at the Rotherhithe Tunnel and broken down vehicles in the Blackwall crossing have led to traffic delays across east London's roads.

The incident at Rotherhithe, which saw three people taken to hospital, meant Jamaica Road was closed.

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Mayor Of London Boris Johnson has said that the new tunnel for road traffic under the Thames in east London will be built within the next 10 years.

He will outline the timescale and capacity for a link between Greenwich peninsula and Silvertown at a dinner in the City this evening.

00jul24boris4.jpgLong-awaited new river crossings in east London moved closer after the Government pledged to work with Boris Johnson on exploring options including a tunnel linking North Greenwich and Silvertown.

The Mayor hailed Chancellor George Osborne's pledge yesterday to invest billions in London's infrastructure as "great news".

crossrail.jpgCrossrail is looking for expressions of interest to build the £50million tunnel portal at Victoria Dock.

It will be the last of five new tunnel portals to be built as part of the project, with work scheduled to start in autumn next year. The contract should be awarded next spring.