Freight News, Road

Manston route details published

[ August 6, 2015   //   ]

Highways England has published the route for freight traffic diverted to the temporary holding area at Manston Airport.

Under Operation Stack, all freight will first be stacked between junctions 8, Maidstone Services, and 9, Ashford, of the coastbound M20 and that section of the motorway will be closed to non-freight traffic. If more space is needed the closed section will extend to junction 11, Westenhanger.

When Manston Airfield is in use during Operation Stack, Dover-bound freight coming from the West will use the M20 to junction 7, Maidstone, where it will be diverted via the A249, M2, and A299 to Manston. Dover-bound freight coming from the North (Dartford Crossing) will use the A2, M2 and A299 to Manston. From Manston, freight will use the A256 and A2 to Dover. Channel Tunnel-bound freight will stay on the M20.

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