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 […]

Brock to stay for half-term getaway and Jubilee

A combination of factors heightening the risk of disruption on Kent’s roads will keep Operation Brock in place on the M20 at least until the end of Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday, the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) partnership said confirmed. Ongoing reduced ferry capacity at the Port of Dover, the upcoming school half-term break and Jubilee […]

Brock traffic management to stay for now, says Kent County Council

Operation Brock will continue to remain in place as a precaution to manage the flow of freight traffic to the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel while cross-Channel ferry capacity remains reduced, the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) partnership said this week. While one P&O ferry has now returned to service, no date has been set for […]

M20 traffic controls to stay for Easter

It’s been decided that Operation Brock on the M20 will remain in place until after the Easter Bank Holiday weekend as a precaution to manage the flow of traffic to the Port of Dover and EuroTunnel. Kent Resilience Forum says that, while both freight and passenger traffic has been flowing well along cross-Channel routes since […]

Operation Brock to move on later this month

National Highways has said it will relocate the movable barrier on the M20 used as part of Operation Brock later this month. National Highways will be carrying out an extensive drainage upgrade, ground work to enable storage of the movable barrier and signage installation in the central reservation and London-bound verge to move the Brock […]

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 […]

M20 Operation Brock contraflow deactivated again

Highways England has decided to remove the contraflow on the M20 in Kent which introduced at the end of Coronavirus restrictions to cope with an anticipated rise in travel to France. The moveable barrier will be removed overnight this Saturday and will see the M20 return to three full width lanes at the national speed […]

Operation Brock re-introduced as restrictions eased

The lifting of lockdown restrictions has triggered the next deployment of the moveable barrier system on the M20 in Kent in preparation for increased passenger numbers. Operation Brock is part of a series of measures to improve Kent’s resilience in the event of disruption to services across the English Channel. Highways England says this is […]

Operation Brock barrier on M20 to be removed

A movable barrier installed to cope with any traffic problems due to Brexit-related freight hold-ups in Kent is being removed after transport managers decided it’s not needed. The removal will start on Saturday 24 April and take two days. It’ll mean the M20 in Kent returns to three full width lanes at the national speed […]


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