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OP BROCK: Work to remove M20 contraflow system complete

Monday 15th April 2019

HIGHWAYS England have completed works to remove the M20 contraflow on the coast bound carriageway.

Work to remove the contraflow on the London bound carriageway – part of what is known as Operation Brock - has now been completed in time for the Easter getaway weekend.

The re-opened lanes are in addition to the 459 miles of road works that Highways England is removing across the country to help people enjoy the bank holiday weekend.

From 5am this morning three lanes had been restored at 70mph for coastbound traffic. Two lanes and a 50pmh speed restriction remain in place in case Operation Brock needs to be activated in coming weeks.

Highways England special operations director Duncan Smith said: "The deployment of the contraflow on the M20 has been a prudent measure reflecting the threat of potential disruption.

"Scaling it back now has a sensible response to the changing outlook, and restores capacity on the motorway in time for the Easter bank holiday weekend."

A steel barrier which was installed on the Londonbound carriageway to implement the contraflow between junction 8 and junction 9 will remain in place should Operation Brock be required again in the coming months.