Operation Stack

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.

Baltic solution proposed to post-Brexit M20 issues

02/08/2018

On-line prebooking by HGVs of Channel ferry or rail shuttle crossing slots would avoid risks of lengthy Operation Stack delays in Kent post-Brexit.

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.

Proposed site for Operation Stack lorry park announced

06/07/2016

A major new lorry area will be built near Stanford in Kent to help ease the problems caused on the M20 and surrounding areas when Operation Stack is implemented.

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.   

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.

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.

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