On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU):
Nationally, the result of the referendum was that 17.4 million people (51.9% of the total) voted to leave the EU, and 16.1 million (48.1%) voted to remain.
As the situation currently stands, the UK could leave the EU on Thursday 31 October 2019. Leaving the EU means there will be a number of changes taking place that will affect businesses, citizens, EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU.
The multi-agency Kent Resilience Forum is committed to working with the Department for Transport, Kent County Council and Highways England to prepare for a range of potential outcomes, including the event of no deal and traffic disruption on Kent’s roads.
Forum partners are continuing to develop contingency plans to ensure the M20 can be kept open to traffic and that disruption for local residents, businesses and other road users is kept to a minimum, in addition to plans for additional temporary traffic holding areas under a worst-case scenario.
The Forum is also planning for a wide range of other contingencies, including the welfare of those who may be delayed in queues for long periods of time.
Week commencing 25 March – Operation Brock will be in place as of Monday morning at 5.30am will be in place impacting drivers joining the motorway at junction 8 (Hollingbourne/Leeds Castle), which means that they will not be able to access the coastbound carriageway of the M20 and will have to head either down the A20 to junction 9 (Ashford), or go back to junction 7 (Detling/Bearsted).
Coastbound carriageway will be used by HGVs only – which will be restricted to 30mph with other traffic using the M20 going through the contraflow will still be set at 50mph.
For more information on Operation Brock and other contingency measures in Kent, visit:
Follow the dedicated hashtag #BrexitKent on Twitter for the latest news and updates from all the lead agencies and supporting organisations.
To find the latest guidance and information on what these changes are, how they could affect you, and what steps you can take to prepare, visit gov.uk/euexit.
Last updated: 13 Sep 2019 8:54am
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