Operation Brock contraflow to be deployed ahead of bank holiday weekend

Drivers are advised that the M20 will be closed between Maidstone and Ashford overnight on Wednesday (22 May) to allow the Operation Brock contraflow to be deployed.   The contraflow system is being deployed on a 13-mile section of the M20 between junctions 8 (for Maidstone) and 9 (at Ashford) ahead of the bank holiday, […]

M20 Operation Brock contraflow to be deactivated

National Highways has announced that the M20 contraflow, implemented on the M20 between junctions 8 (for Maidstone) and 9 (at Ashford) over Easter as a contingency measure due to expected high passenger numbers, has been deactivated. To safely remove the contraflow, M20 will be closed London bound from junction 9 to 8 and coastbound from […]

M20 Operation Brock contraflow in Kent to be deactivated

The Operation Brock contraflow system on the M20 in Kent will be deactivated this weekend, having been in place on a 13-mile section of the M20 between junctions 8 (for Maidstone) and 9 (at Ashford) over the summer period. National Highways and Kent Resilience Forum partners introduced it as a contingency measure last month due […]

Operation Brock contraflow to be deployed ahead of Spring bank holiday

The The Kent Resilience Forum has confirmed that the Operation Brock contraflow system on the M20 in Kent will be deployed from Sunday 21 May 2023 ahead of the Spring bank holiday and expected high passenger numbers. Operation Brock is part of a series of measures to improve Kent’s resilience and ensure the smooth flow […]

M20 Operation Brock contraflow to be removed as Christmas getaway ends

Kent Resilience Forum has confirmed that Operation Brock will be removed from the M20 this weekend. The traffic scheme, which was in place to manage the flow of freight heading across the Channel via Eurotunnel and the Port of Dover over a busy Christmas and New Year, has been in place since 13 December. National […]

Operation Brock to be reinstated ahead of Christmas getaway

People looking to cross the channel from Kent over Christmas are being urged to book ahead, as Operation Brock is set to return to the M20. The Kent Resilience Forum says that, as at other times of the year, booking forecasts from the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel are assisting its partners – including Kent […]

Council welcomes ministers’ action to reduce channel crossing delays

Moves by ministers from across central government to tackle the travel disruption experienced in Kent have been welcomed by Kent County Council Leader Roger Gough. The Cabinet Office has reported that ministers and senior officials are prioritising minimising the impact of traffic issues across the UK, notably the ongoing rail and underground strikes, flight cancellations […]

Drivers warned to be prepared for significant delays on Kent’s roads

Drivers are warned of significant delays as a result of ongoing disruption at the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel. Passengers heading to Europe will find their journeys further impacted by the Operation Brock (pictured – from file) traffic management scheme being used on the M20, to manage the flow of freight heading to the continent. […]

Operation Brock back in Kent for busy summer ahead

Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) has announced that Operation Brock is set to return to the M20 ahead of the summer getaway. The KRF’s Strategic Planning Lead Simon Jones is also urging people to plan their cross-Channel journeys, including booking ahead, to help keep Kent moving and open for business this summer. With a busy July and […]

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