M20 emergency Brexit controls made permanent

Controls designed to prevent post Brexit disruption of lorries around Dover are to be made permanent allowing what were emergency measures to be used indefinitely.

London’s Standard newspaper says the removal of the “sunset clause” means that the implementation of a traffic reconfiguration to the M20 will be able to continue past its current October 31 deadline.

It reports that the Department for Transport said the alteration, which comes after a consultation, would allow Operation Brock to be used to respond to “any type of traffic disruption in the area” and not only that related to Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Traffic management measures were introduced in Kent amid fears that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU could lead to disruption for cross-Channel trade.

(Picture – Highways England)

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