Operation Brock to replace Stack
Road bosses have declared the answer to Operation Stack on the M20 is to divert traffic onto the wrong side of the motorway and implement a contraflow system.
A contraflow system on the M20 in Kent to replace operation stack has been designed to mitigate the safety risks that led to the idea being ruled out three years ago according to Highways England.
The newly-named ‘Operation Brock’ will see traffic going in both directions between junctions 8 and 9 while lorries are queuing for the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel.
The government says the interim solution will keep the junctions open and stop the smaller roads in the area being clogged up.
The new plans will be in place by early 2019 – although no start date for necessary road works has been announced.