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Operation Brock goes live in preparation for Easter rush

27/03/2024

Operation Brock is in force for the Easter bank holiday getaway, as National Highways lifts more than 850 miles of roadworks.

'Tis the season to deploy Brock

14/12/2022

National Highways has deployed the Operation Brock contraflow system on the M20 in Kent after heavy snow scuppered a plan to implement the system on Sunday night.

Kent calls for urgent response to port chaos

25/07/2022

Kent County Council and its local partners have called for an urgent national response to the chaos and delays approaching the Port of Dover after distributing water and food to those affected through the weekend.

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.

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