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Kent CC Q and A: Life before and after Brexit

16/08/2018

After speaking to various insiders, Highways received the following responses from a Kent spokesman to our questions on post-Brexit planning, Operations Stack and Brock, the M20 and channel crossings.

M20 could be a lorry park for years after Brexit, councils warn

01/08/2018

The M20 could see lorries parked up along its hard shoulder for many years after Brexit as traffic issues at the Port of Dover may not be solved until 2023 at the earliest, councils have warned.

£39m junction upgrade awarded to Vinci

16/12/2016

Vinci has been awarded a £39.1 million contract to construct a new junction on the M20 near Ashford in Kent.

Plans for new £70m M20 junction edge closer

28/09/2016

Plans to build a new £70 million junction on the M20 at Ashford in Kent have moved a step closer to becoming a reality.

Removal of damaged footbridge allows for reopening of M20

07/09/2016

Highways England successfully reopened the M20 in Kent ahead of schedule following the removal of a section of footbridge that was damaged after being hit by a digger on a lorry the previous weekend.

Bridge collapse causes M20 closure

30/08/2016

The collapse of a pedestrian footbridge on the M20 in Kent caused the closure of the motorway over the bank holiday weekend.

Transport Committee questions M20 lorry park decision

01/06/2016

The Transport Select Committee says the government must do more to demonstrate that the decision to construct a 3,600-space lorry park near the M20 in Kent to relieve congestion during Operation Stack is the right one.

Balfour wins £130m M20 lorry park contract

26/05/2016

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £130 million contract to construct a 3,600-space lorry park near the M20 in Kent to relieve congestion during Operation Stack.   

Designs for new £70m M20 junction unveiled

14/01/2016

Highways England is consulting on the design details of a proposed new junction on the M20 in Ashford, 18 months after the government announced its decision to fund the long-awaited project.

Operation Stack solution sought

14/12/2015

Highways England has revealed plans for a new lorry park in Kent to ease the disruption caused by Operation Stack.

Manston Airport to provide temporary relief during Operation Stack

05/08/2015

The government has announced that Manston Airport will be temporarily used as an alternative for freight traffic when Operation Stack is in place on the M20.

Summit held to find solutions to Operation Stack

03/08/2015

Roads Minister Andrew Jones visited Maidstone in Kent last week in an effort to find a solution to Operation Stack.

Highways England rejects M20 contraflow proposal

28/07/2015

Highways England has rejected the idea of a contraflow on the M20 in Kent during Operation Stack.

FTA calls for end to Calais chaos

03/07/2015

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on the French government to end the chaos in Calais after ferry workers threatened a second week of cross-Channel disruption.

Improved skid resistance on M20

08/04/2015

Sections of the M20 in Kent now have improved skid resistance after a system from Klaruw was used on the motorway.

Video: Driver caught speeding at 140mph with child on board

24/03/2015

A motorist has been banned from driving for three years after being caught speeding at 140mph with a child passenger in the front seat.

Road markings to be improved on Kent motorways

17/02/2015

Road markings will be upgraded on the M20 and M2 motorways in Kent.

Long delays spark review into East Kent roads

23/01/2015

The government has ordered an urgent review into the resilience of the road network in East Kent after five-hour delays and long queues on the M20 caused major disruption for motorists this week.

Design work starts on major M20 improvements

17/12/2014

A joint venture of Mott MacDonald and Grontmij has been appointed by the Highways Agency to undertake preliminary design improvement works around junction 10 of the M20 motorway in Kent.

New motorway junction given go ahead

08/07/2014

A scheme to build junction 10a on the M20 in Kent has been given the go ahead after receiving government funding.

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