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All five roads into Wye subject to disruption

Map of the Southern Water road closure and diversion,  The Street, Willesborough from 11th April 2022

As lorries continue to queue for miles along the M20, all five routes into Wye will be subject to additional delays from road closures and diversions this week. Local journeys and emergency vehicle response times will be affected by three different sets of planned roadworks. Olantigh Road, Wye remains closed for a second week as the UK Power Network trenching works have overrun. These works are currently... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 10 Apr 2022 18:58 by Admin

Tags: A20, BT Openreach, Dover, Infrastructure, KCC Highways, M20, Operation Brock, Road Closure Notice, Rural Roads, Southern Water, UK Power Networks

M20 Operation Brock extended to 20 miles from J8 to J11

Operation Brock: a 20 mile queue of stationary lorries on the M20 between J8 and J11 (archive image)

Operation Brock is now Operation Zero: a 20-mile section of the M20 is closed coastbound between J8 (Maidstone), and extended to J11 (Westenhanger) to hold HGVs bound for Dover or Eurotunnel. Local journeys around Ashford are affected as National Highways is diverting all other coastbound traffic at J8 via the A20 to re-join the M2 at J11. However, drivers then face further queues and delays between... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2022 18:01 by Admin

Tags: A20, A2070, A28, Brexit, Dover, M20, Operation Brock, Operation Zero

M20 overnight closures J7 to J9 plans announced

Hundreds of stationary HGVs queueing on the M20 (archive image of Operation Stack)

Highways England plans to deploy the moveable barrier contraflow on the M20 between J8 (Maidstone) and J9 (Ashford) starting Sunday 27th December. The M20 will be closed for up to 12 hours in both directions on the nights of Sunday 27th and Monday 28th December, starting at 22.00 each night. The coastbound carriageway will be closed between J7 to J9, and London bound between J9 to J8. Highways England... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 19 Dec 2020 20:19 by Admin

Tags: A2, A20, A2070, A292, Highways England, Kent Resilience Forum, M2, M20, Operation Brock, Operation Stack

M20 motorway delays and disruption

Operation Brock M20 J7 to J9 closure and diversion map December 2020 to test the M20 moveable barrier

Highways England is testing the £55.1m moveable concrete barrier overnight until 08.00 Tuesday 15th December. In preparation for Operation Brock and Operation Stack, Highways England is closing up to seventeen miles of the M20 in both directions overnight from 20.00 until 08:00. These overnight closures and contraflows affect sections of both carriageways of the M20 at different times between... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 13 Dec 2020 13:50 by Admin

Tags: A20, A2070, A249, A292, Highways England, M2, M20, Moveable Barrier, Operation Brock, Operation Stack