M20 Operation Brock will continue to remain for at least another week as a precaution to manage the freight traffic to Dover Port and Eurotunnel while the capacity of cross-Channel ferries remain reduced according to Kent Resilience Forum.
One P&O ferry has returned to service now, however, no date has been set for all P&O sailing resuming out of Dover, and Brock controls will stay in use to manage the potential risk of disruption for Kent remains, and the freight flows.
Kent Resilience Forum leaders said that the use of M20 traffic management scheme will be under regular review, and the next reassessment is set for the 10th of May.
Simon Jones, the Strategic Planning Leader of KRF said:
“We are aware of the impact the M20 contraflow has on local residents and once again I can assure everyone this decision was not taken lightly. But with the continuing limited ferry capacity at Dover, we need to retain the option to quickly step up the control of freight flow on cross-Channel routes and not risk leaving Kent exposed to possible significant disruption. Many thanks to residents, businesses and drivers for their patience as we maintain a watching brief on the situation. We will review our traffic management options in a week’s time.”
Nicola Bell, National Highways Regional Director, South East, said:
“Keeping Brock in place ensures we can continue to quickly respond if we need to increase the control of EU-bound freight traffic on the M20 while ferry capacity at Dover remains limited.
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