M20 junctions 8 to 9 temporary solution (forming part of Operation Brock)

The M20 junction 8 to 9 temporary solution forms one phase of Operation Brock, which aims to keep the M20 open in both directions in the event of disruption to the strategic network to cross channel travel.

Region:  South East
Start date:   June 2018
Cost:  ¬£30 million
Status:  
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  March 2019
Programme:  Operation Stack solutions

This is no longer in operation.

The Operation Brock barrier was removed in January 2020 following notification from the Government that there was no longer a risk of Brexit related disruption at the ports.

The Kent Resilience Forum (which includes Highways England) are working with the Government on a longer term solution.

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Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J6 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The M2 westbound between junctions J5 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J3 and J6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 27 September 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 8:01 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J10A and J9 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:20 am
Location : The M2 westbound between junctions J5 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 3 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 4:54 pm
Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 13 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 September 2020 to 06:00 on 2 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:22 pm
Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J1 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 2 September 2020.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:22 pm
Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 3 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:01 pm
Location : The M20 westbound between junctions J8 and J6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 29 July 2020 to 06:00 on 16 October 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M20 eastbound between junctions J5 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 29 July 2020 to 06:00 on 16 October 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:26 pm

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