M20: Operation Brock contraflow deactivated

The Operation Brock contraflow system on the M20 in Kent was deactivated on Monday night, National Highways and Kent Resilience Forum partners have confirmed.

The contraflow has been in place on a 13-mile section of the M20 between junctions 8 (for Maidstone) and 9 (at Ashford) over the bank holiday period as a contingency measure due to the expected high passenger numbers. Kent Resilience Forum partners agreed that it was the right time to deactivate the contraflow. 

To safely remove the contraflow, the M20 was closed – London bound from junction 9 to 8 and coastbound junction 7 to 9 – overnight from 9pm last night, reopening at to 6am this morning. 

While the M20 was closed to remove the Operation Brock contraflow, clearly signed diversion routes were be in place on the A20 to help road users reach their destination. Both carriageways re-opened with three lanes and the national speed limit back in place.


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