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Operation Brock: diversion route in place on the M20 as traffic chaos intensifies

Operation Brock has been in place for over a week in Kent and traffic conditions have yet to ease around the port. On Friday April 8, road closures impacted the movement of area residents.

The A2 Jubilee Way Eastbound has been closed as a traffic management measure. Authorities are trying to stop lorries trying to bypass waiting areas between the A258 (St Margaret’s At Cliffe/Deal roundabout) and the A20 (Eastern Docks roundabout).

Meanwhile the M20 Eastbound is closed due to use of the motorway to hold up lorries heading for the canal crossings between J8 (Leeds Castle / Maidstone Services) and J11 (Hythe / Westenhanger). While the side of the causeway towards London remains open, those heading to the port for their holidays are advised to follow detour routes.

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According to Kent County Council, all vehicles and goods that do not cross the channel will be diverted to the A20. Drivers should follow the hollow circle detour symbol and other signs before joining the M20 at J11.

The diversion will take them along Ashford Road and Maidstone Road on the A20 before traveling along Templar Way and Chart Road on the A28. It also follows Brookfield Road, Beaver Lane, Norman Road, 2040 Romney Marsh Road and A2070 Bad Munstereifel Road.

Finally, the route ends along the A20 Hythe Road, the A20 Ashford Road and the M20 J11 roundabout. Strict closures have been put in place by Kent Police and the National Highways on all coast slides that join the M20 between J8 and J11.

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