The M20 will be contraflowed as a temporary solution to Operation Stack, to allow traffic to travel in both directions between junctions 8 and 9 when HGVs are being queued, according to the government. The announcement has been welcomed by the industry as an “obvious solution” and a compromise for operators concerned about managing queues during cross-Channel disruption. Roads minister Jesse Norman said the northbound stretch of the motorway would be contraflowed and available for use in early 2019. He […]
Government has paid close to £6m in rent to Manston Airport owners as an unused Operation Stack alternative
The government has paid the owners of Manston Airport in Kent more than £5.7m to retain it as an emergency lorry parking area if Operation Stack is used.
The construction of a major lorry park in Kent to replace Operation Stack won’t begin until 2018 at the earliest after a judicial review was announced for December.
The government should create an organisation that involves the public in major infrastructure schemes, in order to prevent projects like the Stanford West lorry park being dropped.