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Reduced ferry capacity keeps Brock in place

Operation Brock will continue to remain on the M20 to manage the flow of freight traffic to the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel while ferry capacity remains reduced at the Port of Dover, the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) partnership said today (Tuesday, 10 May).

Schematic diagram showing the road layout of the Operation Brock contraflow
Diagram of Operation Brock, courtesy of National Highways

While one P&O vessel is now back in service and a second has been cleared to sail, it is not yet known when that service will resume. The company’s remaining two Dover-based ferries are also still side-lined with no further safety inspections of either vessel currently planned by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

As such, Brock controls continue to be used on the motorway to manage the flow of lorries heading across the Channel via Dover and Eurotunnel.

KRF partners, including National Highways, Kent Police and Kent County Council, are very aware of the impact the M20 contraflow has on local residents and so once again would like to assure everyone that today’s decision was not taken lightly.

The next review of the Brock traffic management scheme will take place on, or around, next Tuesday 17 May.

For further information about Operation Brock visit:

For where to find the latest traffic updates in Kent, and for general safe travel tips for ‘Every Single Journey’, including checking routes before travelling and allowing plenty of time to reach destinations, visit: Check before you travel – Kent County Council

For more details about the Kent Resilience Forum partnership visit the 'about us' page.

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