Britain: M20 is shut overnights for a month. This is part of the Brexit preparations
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Part of the M20 motorway in Kent, Great Britain – between junction 8 (Maidstone) and junction 9 (Ashford) – will be closed overnights for a month – starting on Tuesday, 12 February. Therefore, drivers, who drive towards Dover, must prepare for the inconvenience. Traffic restrictions are part of the preparations for Brexit.
The work will pave the way for HGVs travelling to mainland Europe to be held on the coastbound carriageway while a contraflow system will minimise the impact for other people living, working and travelling in Kent – as the British government informs public.
The works are a part of the operation Brock. Roadworks to install the temporary steel barrier on the M20 is starting this weekend and should be completed by mid-March. From Tuesday there will be narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit. During the overnight closures, a signed diversion will be in place via the A20.