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Operation Stack: 'avoid travelling to Kent' says Highways England

Operation Stack and queues of stationary lorries on the M20 (archive image)

Highways England is strongly advising all drivers – including all hauliers – to avoid travelling to Kent until further notice. This is due to severe cross-channel disruption. Given the continued arrival of goods traffic into Kent, Kent Police has activated Operation Stack. This is necessary to manage freight traffic, with both the coastbound and London-bound M20 now being used to stack... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 22:00 by Admin

Tags: Highways England, J8, J9, M20, Moveable Barrier, Operation Stack

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

Stand by for Operation Brock

Stand by for Operation Brock

Highways England has closed a 16 mile section of the M20, and is working overnight to be ready to activate the new Operation Brock contraflow at 06.00 on Monday 28th October 2019. The Traffic England website and CCTV cameras showed the M20 closed in both directions between J7 (Maidstone) and J9 (Ashford) on Friday evening. The M20 is due to reopen at 06.00 on Saturday. If necessary, the motorway will... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 23:59 by Admin

Tags: A2, Brexit, Contraflow, Highways England, J8, J9, KCC Highways, M20, Operation Brock, Physical Infrastructure, Road Safety

M20 will be closed between J4 and J2 in both directions on Friday 2nd September at 20:00 until Monday 5th September at 06:00

M20 will be closed between J4 and J2 in both directions on Friday 2nd September at 20:00 until Monday 5th September at 06:00

Kent County Council Highways Traffic Information / Highways England

"The M20 will be closed between J4 and J2 in both directions on Friday 2nd September at 20:00 until Monday 5th September at 06:00.

This is to enable Highways England to remove the remaining section of the footbridge following an incident on Saturday 27th August. The diversion route for London bound traffic will be directed across to... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:46 by Admin

Tags: Highways England, KCC, M20, Road Closure, Road Safety