A movable concrete barrier on the M20 that can be set up “within hours” to keep Kent’s roads moving at times of cross-channel disruption will be on standby from later this year, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced today (Monday 17 February). Once a specialist vehicle is in place, Highways England will be able to deploy the barrier, helping ensure minimum disruption to traffic. The idea will be a “marked improvement to Operation Brock”, a government spokesman said, which required a […]
A permanent lorry parking area with space for 3,600 lorries in Kent has been given the green light as a long term solution to the problems caused by Operation Stack.
Companies have been invited to bid for up to £15m in funding to develop low emission technology for road freight vehicles.
The FTA has welcomed the government’s decision to slash the cost of using the Severn Bridges but said it should have gone further.