Kent sets out post-Brexit travel contingency

The leader of Kent County Council has detailed plans to cope with up to 7,000 lorries delayed within the county should the UK be treated as a “third country” after leaving the EU on 31 December. Roger Gough has written to cabinet to explain the county’s infrastructure and traffic management plan which includes the installation […]

Tech solution for Dover traffic management installed

A new radar-based detection system to manage lorries heading to the Port of Dover has been installed by detection and sensing company Smart Video and Sensing. Working with 4Way Consulting and Aone+, SVS designed, installed and validated the virtual corridor in order to reduce congestion and co-ordinate traffic signals on the A20. The stipulation included […]

Essex asked for clarification over Kent lorry plan

There are calls for an explanation about how a potential government permit scheme to allow hauliers to enter Kent after the Brexit transition ends might affect key routes such as the Dartford Crossing. EssexLive website reports that Labour councillor Ivan Henderson has voiced concerns about the Kent Access Permits, which may be introduced to avoid […]

Ebbsfleet International could be used for customs checks post Brexit

Plans are being drawn up to check lorries on land at Ebbsfleet International Eurostar station in the event of a no-deal Brexit. KentOnline reports that HMRC – which deals with customs checks – has been seeking to use the railway land, which is located between Dartford and Gravesend, if the UK leaves the European Union […]

M20 Operation Brock work getting underway

Work to install a moveable barrier on the M20 designed to cope with cross-channel disruption is getting underway in Kent. The Operation Brock work involves installing a Moveable Barrier System to be deployed when required as part of a contraflow to permit the motorway and junctions to remain open if there are problems at the […]


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