M20 junction 8 to 9 moveable barrier
A new moveable concrete barrier that can be set up to keep Kent’s roads moving at times of cross-channel disruption.
The Department for Transport announced in February 2020 that a new Moveable Barrier System will be deployed on the M20 when required as part of a contraflow to permit the motorway and junctions to remain open during Channel ports disruption.
The system will allow port-bound lorries to be held on the motorway while all other traffic continues to have access to the motorway in both directions.
Unlike the previous solution implemented in 2019, this new Moveable Barrier System allows the M20 to be returned to normal conditions at 70mph when not required within several hours instead of weeks.
Highways England are working hard to make this solution ready for December 2020.
Please check this page regularly for further update on the project.