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 […]
Pressure is being placed on the government to settle out of court a forthcoming judicial review into a lorry park to replace Operation Stack in Kent.
Highways England’s consultation on options for a permanent Operation Stack solution will open to Kent residents and workers next week as plans for a site to replace the collapsed Stanford West project get under way.
Plans for the Operation Stack alternative, Stanford West truck park near the M20, are in the balance after local protesters were granted a judicial review of the scheme.