Motorway barrier to ease Brexit congestion won’t be ready until 2022


 

A moveable concrete barrier on the M20 to keep Kent’s roads moving during cross-channel disruption won’t be fully completed until 2022, according to Highways England (HE). A specialist ‘zipper’ machine will enable the barrier to be deployed quickly on the motorway and is seen as a method of ensuring congestion-free traffic flows when the Brexit transition process ends at the end of 2020. HE said the new scheme, costing £60m, is designed to ensure that the M20 can be kept […]