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 […]

Traffic Wales updates traffic management at Holyhead

A contraflow on the A55 and extra parking spaces for lorries waiting to use the port of Holyhead are being introduced “to ensure minimum impact on people living and working” in the area as customs get used to new post-Brexit rules. Traffic Wales says it’s been working closely with the Welsh Government and local partners, […]

More than 400 Kent Access Permit offences issued to HGV drivers

More than 400 fines have been issued to HGV drivers who failed to obtain a valid Kent Access Permit before entering the county. Kent Police says that, whilst the majority of drivers are continuing to arrive with a permit in place and accessing Kent’s ports smoothly, those who are not are being strongly encouraged to […]

Brexit ends speed camera fines for British people in Europe

It’s emerged that British drivers caught by speed cameras while driving in Europe won’t face penalties because the UK’s departure from the EU means offences won’t be pursued across borders. Auto express reports that the Cross Border Enforcement directive, which was introduced in 2015 allowing authorities to fine drivers for motoring offences, as long as […]

UK to continue in European Horizon programme post Brexit

British firms and academics will continue to be part of European Horizon projects post Brexit, as part of the deal agreed on Christmas Eve. ScienceBusiness.net, a network which debates and networks on research and innovation, reports that the UK will continue to pay into and participate in five EU funding programmes including the big Horizon […]

Cross-channel hauliers reminded to get a negative Covid test before heading to Kent

Following the requirement for a negative Covid-19 test before crossing the English Channel to France, hauliers are being reminded they must ensure that they obtain a negative test result before heading to Kent. The Kent Resilience Forum, which is managing cross-channel freight post Brexit is reminding logistics operators they must have the correct documentation, including […]

SVS provides CCTV for Hampshire border checkpoint

Plans for a lorry park to be used to avert Brexit-related freight queues in Hampshire have been released. The site on the A31 between Winchester and Alresford will have capabilities to hold and check paperwork on up to 235 HGVs per day in case of delays at Portsmouth International Ferry Port. Waterlooville based Smart Video […]

HE tests moveable barrier in readiness for Brexit

As the Brexit transition period draws to a close, Highways England has tested a contingency on the M20 in Kent to cope with lorries waiting to cross the Channel. The London-bound carriageway between Maidstone and Ashford has a moveable barrier to create a contraflow for non-goods vehicles so that the coastbound road can be used […]

HE planning Brexit contingency test

Highways England is to test the contingency plans it’s drawn up to cope with any cross-channel disruption in Kent after the UK leaves the EU at the end of the month. From Friday 11 December, along with the Kent Resilience Forum, Highways England will carry out a live test to mobilise a moveable barrier system […]

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