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Operation Brock powers to ease post Brexit traffic to be made permanent
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Operation Brock powers to ease post Brexit traffic to be made permanent

Temporary powers designed to help alleviate congestion caused by post-Brexit lorry tailbacks in Kent – codenamed Operation Brock are to be made permanent, it has emerged. Under measures designed to ease congestion from traffic heading towards the port of Dover, steel barriers, roadside parking areas and a contraflow system were unveiled in 2019 with the intention of minimising the impact on people travelling within Kent ahead of a threatened no-deal Brexit. Those emergency traffic management powers were expected to finish in October 2021, but ministers are instead planning to remove the sunset clause from the measures in order to make them available indefinitely. The Department for Transport (DfT) spokesperson said: Operation Brock measures will remain temporary and will only be used ...