Operation Brock in place until 4 June

Clients and customers, please be advised that the Operation Brock contraflow system is currently in place on the M20 in anticipation of increased traffic over the spring bank holiday and May school half-term.

While freight numbers are expected to remain at normal levels, high numbers of coach passengers are anticipated on Friday, 26 May and Saturday, 27 May. 

Forecasts for coach and passenger numbers heading across the Channel via the Eurotunnel and the Port of Dover are anticipated to be particularly high from 6am until 4pm on Saturday 27 May.

National Highways currently estimates that Operation Brock will remain in place until at least Sunday 4 June. 

PML is monitoring the situation and will advise clients and customers of any potential impact. 

All HGV drivers travelling to the Eurotunnel or the Port of Dover must follow the signs, use the M20 and join Operation Brock at M20 Junction 8 or risk a fine.

National Highways advises that delays could be up to 12 hours during this period. 

Before heading to the Port of Dover, drivers should prepare all paperwork and documentation.

Drivers are advised to carry welfare provisions, such as food and drink.

Operation Brock is the traffic-holding system for lorries queuing to cross the English Channel. 

Lorries heading to Dover queue on one side of the M20 while the opposite carriageway operates as a contraflow between junctions 8 for Maidstone and 9 for Ashford.

Check the current status of Brock here: