What is going on on the M20?

A 23-mile coastbound stretch of the M20 is currently closed. Operation Brock was launched on Monday 21 March 2022, because of the ongoing delays to Channel crossings following the suspension of P&O Ferries sailings. It comes after the ferry operator sacked nearly 800 seafarers without notice last month.

Why is there so much traffic in Dartford?

Dartford is a bustling city with a lot of heavy traffic from industrial lorries and travellers moving in and out of the city.

Is the Medway Bridge open yet?

Yes, the Medway Bridge is open.”

What junctions are closed on the M20?

M20 London bound contraflow open The other lanes between junction 8 and junction 9 remain closed to non-freight traffic.

Why are lorries queuing on M20?

Operation Brock, where lorries heading to Dover queue on one side of the M20, was put in place last week. It was brought in to deal with heavy congestion exacerbated by P&O Ferries routes being suspended.

Is Dartford crossing busy?

With about 160,000 crossings a day, it is one of the busiest road routes in Britain and is considered a part of the M25 motorway route.

Why is the Dartford crossing closed?

East Tunnel closures – April to June 2022 We’re doing extensive maintenance and a range of repairs that will keep the Dartford Crossing in a safe and serviceable condition. From Sunday 3 April until the end of May 2022, we’re closing the east tunnel weeknights and Sunday nights between 10:00pm and 5:00am.

Why is Medway Tunnel shut?

From Monday 4 April 2022: Final phase of construction work To allow final works to take place safely, the lane closure through the Medway Tunnel will remain in place, with the lane immediately next to the central reservation along Berwick Way, northbound, also closed to traffic.

Is Medway Tunnel shut?

Maintenance closures occur every three months for three nights with restrictions being in place from 8pm to 6am. They usually happen early in March, June, September and December, but can change due to requirements or other works.

Is part of the M20 closed?

M20 remains closed The London bound side remains open to all traffic. Diversion – local traffic as well as Eurotunnel cars and holiday traffic use the A20 instead. All freight traffic for Eurotunnel or Dover must go through this holding area.

Is M20 open to Dover?

Planning to take the M20? Operation Brock is currently operating in free flow for port bound HGV traffic, with the M20 contraflow open in both directions to all other traffic. Operation TAP, approaching the Port of Dover, has been in use periodically but is not delaying HGVs or other traffic.

Why are lorry drivers stranded in Kent?

Some lorry drivers have already spent nearly a week stranded following the closure of the border on Sunday. Mr Shapps said: “We need to get the situation in Kent, caused by the French government’s sudden imposition of Covid restrictions, resolved as soon as possible.