Travel delays continue due to disruption at Port of Dover and Eurotunnel

Drivers are reminded to allow extra time for their journey as a result of ongoing disruption at the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel.

The situation is improving with the port having processed 72,000 passengers so far this weekend, however motorists are reminded they will still face delays.

Drivers should plan ahead, follow diversion signs, check before they travel and leave plenty of extra time for their journey. Motorists should also ensure they have adequate food and drink supplies if travelling to the port or Eurotunnel.

Passengers heading to Europe will find their journeys impacted by the Operation Brock traffic management scheme being used on the M20, to manage the flow of freight heading to the continent.

Operation Brock is part of a series of measures to improve Kent’s resilience in the event of disruption to services across the English Channel.

The M20 eastbound entry slip roads at J9, J10 and J11 are also closed to help manage traffic flows.

The London-bound carriageway of the M20 is fully open to all vehicles and is flowing freely.

Non-freight traffic is currently being diverted along the A20 to the Eurotunnel.

Tourist traffic for the Port of Dover must use the A2 and M2.

Freight drivers are reminded they must follow the signs and use the M20 to join Operation Brock at M20 junction 8.

Any EU-bound hauliers not complying with signage and trying to jump the queue not only risk a fine of £300 but will also be sent to the back of the queue by police or enforcement agents.

In the past 48 hours over 100 fixed penalty notices have been issued for non-compliance.

Toby Howe, Tactical Lead of the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) said: ‘Partners of the Kent Resilience Forum have overnight managed to clear some of the backlog and reduce the queues of hauliers and passengers and get people safely on their way to Europe.

‘Today is another busy day and we are constantly reviewing the traffic management plans on the M20, A20, M2 and A2 to overcome any issues that may arise as quickly as we possibly can.

‘We know how difficult and frustrating the last couple of days have been for so many people trying to get away for the summer holidays. We would like to thank everyone affected for their ongoing patience and continued support as we work to keep Kent moving and enable people to complete their journeys.’

Know your route: If you need to travel please check the latest travel information from:

For where to go for the latest traffic and travel updates in Kent visit: Check before you travel – Kent County Council For more information on Operation Brock visit National Highways website here and for more information about checking your vehicle before travelling visit here


Travel delays continue due to disruption at Port of Dover and Eurotunnel was last modified: July 25th, 2022 by Lucy Mayor