Drivers heading to Dover this weekend are being advised to plan their journeys as key routes could be busier than normal.
Highways England is working hand in hand with Kent Police, Kent County Council and the Port of Dover to help ensure that everything possible is done to help road users.
It is expected that the M20/A20 and M2/A2 approaches could be busy for tourist, freight and local traffic. With the summer holidays in full swing, it is expected that cross-Channel gateways will be busy.
Drivers are advised to:
- be prepared for any delays on their journeys and allow plenty of time to reach their destination
- check travel conditions before setting out and, where it is safe to do so, during journeys
- ensure they and their cars are ready for the journey – especially having plenty of fuel in their vehicle, and food, water and things to do for the people in it
- if there is congestion on the A20, local traffic is advised to consider other routes such as the B2011, A256 or A258, which may not be suitable for HGVs
- Port of Dover traffic is advised to use the M20/A20 to access the port and use the A2 when leaving the Port
- 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. Highways England provides live traffic information via its website, local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile apps. Local Twitter services are also available at @HighwaysSEAST.
Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.
Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.
Source: Gov.uk (Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.)