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On 31 January 2020 the UK formally left the EU and entered a transition period until December 2020. The UK will continue to be treated as a Member State, and no new border controls will be implemented, until 31 December 2020.

There may be some disruption to the local road network if there's a no-deal EU exit.

Motorways and major roads are the responsibility of Highways England.

Other roads, that have been adopted, are the responsibility of the highway authority, which in this area is Kent County Council.

Check the roads before you travel

Check your route before you travel to see how your journey may be affected, and make sure you're prepared in case your journey takes longer than you expect.

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M20 traffic flow management

The Department for Transport (DfT) have published how they intend to manage traffic flow on Kent’s road network in the event of severe disruption to services across the English Channel.

Operation Brock is now no longer active. The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued a press release announcing the introduction of a quick movable barrier (QMB) in Kent. This will be a concrete barrier on the M20 which will be quicker to deploy that the metal barrier that was in place for Operation Brock. Highways England have stated that they are working at pace to ensure that the QMB is in place for December 2020.

Due to this new development, the Highways England project to source lorry parks in Kent has closed.

Port of Dover and Eurotunnel

If you're travelling to Port of Dover or Eurotunnel:

If you fail to comply with instructions, you may face fines and further delays.

Documentation to operate in the EU

Hauliers and commercial drivers must make sure they have the correct documentation to operate in the EU.

If you have incorrect documentation, you may be prevented from proceeding to the border. If this happens you will have the option of going to a specific holding site where you will get advice on what you need to be ready to cross the border.