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Brock barrier returns

Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) leaders have thanked residents, businesses, drivers and hauliers for their patience as the Brock contraflow has been put back into operation on the M20.

The precautionary move was made overnight on Monday (21 March) as P&O ferry services out of the Port of Dover are set to remain suspended for at least 10 days, increasing the risk of queues and congestion on Kent’s cross-Channel routes.

The contraflow, which is created by National Highways’ moveable barrier, runs along the 16-mile stretch of carriageway between Junctions 8 and 9.

The altered road layout reduces the impact of major disruption by directing lorries heading for mainland Europe onto the motorway’s coastbound carriageway, where they can be queued if necessary, while all other traffic can continue on its journey in both directions.

The installation of Brock means lorries heading to the Continent are legally required to follow the signed HGV routes to the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel.

For more information on Operation Brock visit National Highways website here 

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