Sunday, May 19, 2024

Saturday travel and travel

1145 hrs

M25 Essex – Heavier than usual traffic on M25 clockwise at J31 A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock. Congestion to J30, A13 (Lakeside).

0715 hrs

M20 Kent – A20 closed eastbound at Folkestone, because of the severe delays heading to the Port of Dover. Diversion in operation – via A259 and A260 (route marked with a hollow circle).

Queuing traffic on the exit slip road on M20 coastbound at J11a, Channel Tunnel.

Drivers heading to Dover are being advised to plan their journeys as key routes are likely to be busier than normal.

French border police at the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel continue to follow French government requirements to deliver heightened security checks to keep the traveling public safe following the recent attacks in France.

It is expected that the M20/A20 and M2/A2 approaches will be busy for tourist, freight and local traffic.

With the summer getaway approaching, it is expected that cross-Channel gateways will be busy.

Drivers are advised to:

plan their journeys and allow extra time if required

check travel conditions before setting out and, where it is safe to do so, during journeys

ensure they and their cars are fit for the journey – including taking regular breaks and topping up with fuel

tourist traffic for the Port of Dover is advised to consider using the M2/A2

freight and cruise traffic is advised to use the M20/A20

local traffic is advised to consider other routes such as the B2011, A256 or A258, which may not be suitable for HGVs

Drivers heading for the Channel Tunnel are advised to turn up on time for their booked departure.


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