Guidance

Kent traffic management on M20 motorway to Dover and Eurotunnel

Measures to manage traffic flow on Kent’s road network in the event of severe disruption to services across the English Channel.

Traffic management system in Kent

The use of Dover TAP on the A20, Operation Stack on the M20 and the activation of HGV holding areas at Manston Airport can be put in place to manage the flow of traffic in Kent in the event of severe disruption to services across the English Channel. Examples of disruption can include bad weather or industrial action.

Future traffic management in Kent

Highways England has developed a permanent system to manage the traffic impact of any cross-channel disruption and keep Kent’s road network moving. The new system is a moveable concrete barrier that can be deployed on the M20 simply and safely within hours.

Operation Brock

Operation Brock was designed to keep the M20 open in the event of cross channel disruption. It is no longer active.

Published 30 January 2020
Last updated 17 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Future traffic management information updated.

  2. First published.