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Roads: Freight

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 914926, tabled on 29 April 2021

Whether he has undertaken an assessment of the adequacy of road transport provision for international freight traffic in East Kent; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

29 April 2021

The Department works with Highways England and Kent County Council to ensure roads in East Kent can support international freight traffic.

This includes Highways England funding a movable barrier which enables Operation Brock to hold heavy goods vehicles in the event of serious disruption at the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel, and allows the M20 to remain open for other traffic in both directions. For the longer term, Highways England is currently developing options for two schemes on the A2/M2 route to inform future road investment decisions.

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